The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Captain: Julie West
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  9. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  12. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  14. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  15. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  16. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  17. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  23. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  24. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  25. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  26. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  27. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  28. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  29. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  30. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  31. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  32. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  33. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  34. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  35. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  36. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  37. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  38. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  39. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  40. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  41. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  42. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  43. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  44. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  45. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  46. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Laura Gooch, Sarah Cech, Ben Fambrough,Tom Lacerda, Christi Carlson, Wendy Donkin, Gatham and Samit, Pete, Tom Pienkowski, Marie Salkin, Claire Johnson, Hans Clebsch, Andy Jones, Paula Lozano, Leo Deininger, Linda & Mike Dudzinsky, Fredrik Terlutter, Gary Neuman, Julie West

Weather: high 50's - 60's; overcast in afternoon with showers for about 3 hours

Location: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, near east suburb of Cleveland Ohio

Time At Location: Midnight - 7:00 PM

We were treated to several very close flybys of a mature bald eagle and at one point had two overhead. This and common yellowthroat were new species for our Big Sit! Also had a shorebird fly by, which we were not able to identify. Conspicuously absent from this year's list were chimney swifts.

We were joined this year by Fredrik Terlutter who recently arrived in the area from Germany for a 6 month internship doing research for his thesis. He is an avid birder and enjoyed seeing and learning about some of our North American species. One of our food treats was hot Mexican chocolate provided by Hans. Also homemade banana bread from Laura and homemade cookies from Claire. A good time was had by all.

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