The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Lower Columbia Birders

Captain: Mike Patterson
Location: Seaside, Oregon (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  2. Common Loon Gavia imme
  3. Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  4. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  5. Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
  6. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  7. Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
  8. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  9. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  10. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  11. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  12. Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
  13. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  14. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  17. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  18. Surfbird Calidris virgata
  19. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  20. Sanderling Calidris alba
  21. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  22. Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
  23. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  24. Mew Gull Larus canus
  25. California Gull Larus californicus
  26. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  27. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  28. Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
  29. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  30. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  31. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Common Raven Corvus corax
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  36. Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus
  37. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  38. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  41. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  42. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  43. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  44. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Mike Patterson, Steve Warner, Neal Maine, Susan Settje

Weather: Overcast with SE winds 10-15, occassional light rain

Location: Seaside,OR

Time At Location: 9:15 to 13:15

The shearwaters were either Short-tailed or Sooty and the tern was either Common or Arctic, but the list does not allow for partial ID's. Jaegers were reasonably well seen there was at least one small Long-tailed seen several times and most likely two different Parasitic Jaeger.

Also found a dead Soup-fin Shark.

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