The Big Sit! 2013 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: Copps and Robbins

Captain: Andrea Robbins
Location: Tuftonboro, New Hampshire (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  14. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  15. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  16. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  17. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  21. Common Raven Corvus corax
  22. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  23. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  24. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  25. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  26. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  27. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  28. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  32. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  33. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  34. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  35. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  36. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  37. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  38. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  39. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  40. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Andrea Robbins, George Robbins

Weather: clear early then totally overcast with drizzle, 40 to 55 degrees, wind 5-15 NE

Location: Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area, on the viewing platform

Time At Location: 5:45 am to 12:45 pm

Notes:
Last year's count here had 53 because of excellent flight conditions for migrants, particularly raptors. This year's count was hampered by threatening skies that did not encourage any good movement of landbirds or raptors, even though the NE wind was a good direction. The potential for hearing migrants was better this year because it was less windy than last year, but little was flying over. It was fun to hear a Wilson's Snipe predawn, and an American Woodcock that was flying around, twittering and peenting. Visibility was good for the pond itself, but the variety of waterfowl on the water was also less than last year. It was a fun count never-the-less, that takes place on a wonderful viewing platform built by a local Boy Scout for his Eagle project.


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