The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: Chambers Lake Early Birders

Captain: Larry Lewis
Location: Coatesville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. American Wigeon Anas americana
  11. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  12. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  13. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  14. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  17. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  18. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  19. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  20. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  21. Merlin Falco columbarius
  22. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  23. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  24. American Coot Fulica americana
  25. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  26. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  27. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  28. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  29. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  32. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  33. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  34. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  35. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  36. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  37. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  38. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  39. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  40. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  41. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  42. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  43. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  44. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  45. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  46. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  47. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  48. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  49. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  50. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  51. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  52. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  53. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  54. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  55. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  56. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  57. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  58. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  59. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  60. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  61. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  62. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  63. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  64. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  65. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  66. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  67. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  68. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  69. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  70. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  71. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  72. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  73. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  74. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  75. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Larry Lewis, Rand McIlvaine, Kathleen Pileggi, Rick Robinson,Carolyn Laskowski, Patrick Millar, George Graham, Judy Ford, Ian Lebbern, Anita Regester, Marian Quinn, Bill Keim, Don McIlvaine

Weather: Rain, 51-57F,Winds Light & Variable

Location: The Western Dike of Chambers Lake

Time At Location: 5am - 7pm

Without a doubt, our most exciting sighting during the Sit was the sighting by Rick of a LeConte's Sparrow away from the circle as he went to check the far cove out. This bird hoped up into a shrub and remained long enough for several of us to get looks (an unusual event with a LeConte's). The bird's white crown stripe, more subdued color thru chest, and finer streaking was noticed by all (separating this species from the more expected Nelson's Sparrow)

We arrived at 5am hoping to hear passing calling nocturnal migrants, but the rain, beat us into Rand's truck.

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