The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Galveston Birders

Captain: Allen Hardee
Location: Galveston, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  2. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  3. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  4. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  5. Merlin Falco columbarius
  6. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  7. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  8. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  9. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  10. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  11. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  12. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  13. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  16. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  17. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  18. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  21. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  22. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  23. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  24. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  25. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  26. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  27. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  28. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  29. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  30. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  31. Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
  32. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  33. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  34. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  35. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  36. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  37. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  38. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  39. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  40. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  41. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  42. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  43. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  44. Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
  45. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  46. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  47. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  48. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  49. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  50. Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
  51. Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
  52. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  53. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  54. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  55. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  56. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  57. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  58. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
  59. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  60. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  61. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  62. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  63. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  64. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  65. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  66. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  67. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  68. Great Egret Ardea alba
  69. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  70. Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
  71. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  72. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  73. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  74. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  75. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  76. Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  77. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Team Notes

Participants: Allen Hardee, Michael Hardee, Dale Hardee, Mary F. Hardee, Mary A. Hardee, Linda Hardee, Bryan Hardee, Jackie Farrell, Greg Whittaker, Becky Galloway, Brenda Dawson, Jim Stevenson

Weather: Morining was rainy, afternoon partly cloudy

Location: Laffite's Cove, Galveston Texas, Hardee home

Time At Location: 3:30 am - 9:00 pm

Great fun with family and friends. We missed a few bird species we thought would be easy, but got some unexpedted surprises. The Easter Screech Owl is a great bird for Galveston Island.

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