The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Heart by Nature

Captain: Cindy Steffen
Location: Lynx, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  3. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  4. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  5. Barred Owl Strix varia
  6. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  7. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  8. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  9. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  10. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  11. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  12. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  13. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  14. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  15. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  16. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  17. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  18. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  19. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  20. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  21. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  22. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  23. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  24. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  25. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  26. Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
  27. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  28. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  29. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  30. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  31. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  32. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  33. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  35. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Craig & Cindy Steffen, Connie Mulder & Doug Roberts, John, Andy & Tina Howard, Dave & DeeAnne Helm, Mary Ann Barnett, Debra Bowles Hausrath, Alcyone the Great

Weather: Cloudy to Partly Cloudy / High=73 degrees / Low=49 degrees

Location: Prairie Pond Woods, Lynx, Ohio

Time At Location: Saturday, October 12 - 24 hours

THIRTY-FIVE SPECIES: Turkey Vulture, Red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, morning dove, barred owl, Red-bellied, downy, hairy, pileated woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsucker, northern flicker, eastern phoebe, blue-headed vireo, blue jay, American crow, Carolina chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, tufted titmouse, ruby-crowned kinglet, eastern bluebird, American robin, northern mockingbird, cedar waxwing, Tennessee warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, pine warbler, bay-breasted warbler, northern cardinal, eastern towhee, field sparrow, song sparrow, white-throated sparrow, red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch.

All in all, our inaugural Big Sit at Heart by Nature Retreats was wonderful...people, birds, food and weather! We counted a total of 34 species from within our 17 ft circle. During the afternoon lull, some painted, wrote, knitted, sang or played with Alcyone the Great (our German Shepherd puppy). A mulit-talented group! Thanks to everyone who participated, brought food and made the event so fun! We're saving the date for next year! Cindy Steffen Here is a synopsis from one of our Team Members, Doug Roberts:

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