The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: Backside Boise Birders

Captain: Robert Mortensen
Location: Boise, Idaho (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. American Wigeon Anas americana
  10. Gadwall Anas strepera
  11. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  12. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  13. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  14. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  15. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  18. Merlin Falco columbarius
  19. California Quail Callipepla californica
  20. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  21. American Coot Fulica americana
  22. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  23. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  24. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  25. California Gull Larus californicus
  26. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  27. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  28. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  29. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  33. Common Raven Corvus corax
  34. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  35. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  36. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  41. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  44. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  45. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  46. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  47. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  48. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  49. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: 20

Weather: Cold, then hot, ended with lighting and thunder and rain drops so big that each one drenched us.

Location: Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve

Time At Location: 13 hours

Notes:
Fun to see the comings and goings of the various species throughout the day. This is a public location and gave us lots of time to do some birding public relations. We had nine hot air balloons over us at one point. This was our lowest count total at this location, probably due to the recent return of summer-like weather.

Anecdotes:
RL Rowland has his usual famous PBML sandwiches. Peanut butter mayo and lettuce. My son says they are actually good. I was too afraid to try. We had a couple hybrids or subspecies that made things interesting. One Myrtle's Yellow-rumped Warbler amid all the Audubon's. One Yellow-shafted Integrade Norther Flicker among all the Red-shafted. And one Slate-colored junco with the Oregon juncos.


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