The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Lower Columbia Birders

Captain: Mike Patterson
Location: Seaside, Oregon (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  2. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  3. Common Loon Gavia imme
  4. Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
  5. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  6. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  7. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  8. Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
  9. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  10. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  11. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  12. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  13. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  14. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  15. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  16. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  17. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  18. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  19. Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
  20. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  21. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  22. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  23. Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
  24. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  25. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  26. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  27. Merlin Falco columbarius
  28. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  29. Surfbird Calidris virgata
  30. Sanderling Calidris alba
  31. jaeger sp.
  32. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  33. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  34. California Gull Larus californicus
  35. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  36. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  37. Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
  38. Common Murre Uria aalge
  39. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  40. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  41. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  42. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  43. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  44. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  45. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  46. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  47. Common Raven Corvus corax
  48. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  49. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  50. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  51. Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus
  52. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  53. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  56. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  57. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  58. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  59. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  60. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  61. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  62. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  63. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  64. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Mike Patterson, Steve Warner, Susan Boac, David Bailey

Weather: Sunny; wind beginning calm the NW @ 8, beginning 40F, end 60F

Location: Seltzer Park, Seaside Cove, Seaside, OR

Time At Location: 07:45 to 13:45

Remarkably good weather with clear viewing over the ocean to the horizon. Most seabirds were out some distance away. Biggest surprise was a north bound LONG-TAILED DUCK. Notable misses included Ruby-crowned Kinglet and House Finch.

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