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: Rockfish Gap Sitters

Captain: Gabriel Mapel
Location: Afton, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  9. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  12. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  13. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  14. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  15. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  16. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  17. Common Raven Corvus corax
  18. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  19. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  20. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  21. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  24. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  25. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  26. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  27. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  28. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  29. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  30. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  31. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  32. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  33. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  34. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  35. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  36. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  37. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  38. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  39. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  40. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  41. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  42. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  43. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Gabriel Mapel, Mary Mapel, Vic Laubach

Weather: Sunny skies. Cold (3-6 C).

Location: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch

Time At Location: 3.5 hours

Our team of 3 observed 43 species at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch near Waynesboro Virginia. Highlights included Bald Eagle, flock of Dark-eyed Junco and nearly 700 Tree Swallows.

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