The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Shutdown Shutouts

Captain: George Chaniot
Location: Potter Valley, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  9. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  12. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  13. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  14. Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
  15. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  16. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  17. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  18. Common Raven Corvus corax
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  21. Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
  22. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  25. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  26. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  27. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  28. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  29. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  30. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  31. California Towhee Melozone crissalis
  32. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  33. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  34. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  35. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  36. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  37. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  38. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  39. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Team Notes

Participants: George & Janet Chaniot

Weather: Perfect fall day , clear, little wind, 37-78 F

Location: The deck at my house in Potter Valley, CA

Time At Location: 14 hours

Notes:
Since our usual Sit Site of 13 years at Lake Mendocino is on land administered by The Army Corps of Engineers, it was closed and inaccessible due to the federal government shutdown. I decided to look for another site, and why not my own yard? It turned out well: there are clean restrooms, a snack bar, beer in the fridge, and I could drop in every once and a while on the Michigan game, alas.

Anecdotes:
I though that maybe 40 species was a reasonable goal, and we ended up with 39. I may go out to listen for owls again. At the moment we're in first place in CAlifornia. (That won't last long!)


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