The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Metro Munchers

Captain: Tom Heatley
Location: Harrison Township, Michigan (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Redhead Aythya americana
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  11. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  12. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  13. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  14. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  15. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  16. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  17. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  20. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  21. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  24. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  25. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  26. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  27. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  28. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  31. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  32. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  33. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  34. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  35. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  36. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  37. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  38. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  39. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  40. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  41. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  44. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  45. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  46. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  47. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  48. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  49. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  50. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  51. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  52. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  53. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Tom Heatley, Joanna Pease, Jim Fowler, Paul Pronto, Kevin Rysiewski, Barb Baldinger, Diane Miller, Dick and Marge Oelsner, Frank and Marilyn Dennis

Weather: Windy, rainy, chilly

Location: The circle is located on a slight hill overlooking Point Rosa Marsh at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach).

Time At Location: 6:30 AM to 7:15 PM Twelve hours and forty five minutes

Notes:
Downed lots of coffee, brats, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, potato chips, cheese and crackers, donut holes, Chex-Mix, nuts, etc. We ate very well.

Anecdotes:
We added four birds to the count circle, bringing the total for all years to 136 species. The highest year ever was 61 species.


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