The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Middle River Merlins

Captain: Russ Titus
Location: Coconut Creek, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  5. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  6. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  7. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  8. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Merlin Falco columbarius
  16. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  17. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  18. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  19. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  20. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  21. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  22. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  23. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  24. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  25. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  26. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  27. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  28. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  29. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  32. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  35. Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
  36. Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
  37. Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
  38. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  39. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  40. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  41. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  42. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Russ Titus, John Hutchison

Weather: mostly cloudy 75-80 F NE wind 8-15 mph

Location: Tradewinds Park North, Coconut Creek FL

Time At Location: 0748-1130

Some movement of falcons and accipiters as well as apparently Common Grackles headed south. Fairly strong wind off the ocean seemed to keep observations of buteos and other soaring birds down. Five warblers was an expected total. We have trouble finding flycatchers and sparrows in eastern Broward county on poor migration days, and we dipped on both.

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