The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: ExtonPark

Captain: Carol Kuniholm
Location: Exton, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  9. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  10. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  17. Merlin Falco columbarius
  18. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  19. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  20. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  21. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  22. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  27. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  28. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  29. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  30. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  31. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  32. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  33. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  34. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  35. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  36. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  41. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  42. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  43. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  44. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  45. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  46. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  47. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  48. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  49. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  50. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  51. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  52. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  53. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  54. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  55. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  57. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  58. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  59. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  60. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  61. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  62. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum

Team Notes

Participants: Carol Kuniholm, Sue Lucas, Leslie Peed, Dave Luning, Mike Defina, Chad Hutchinson, Jim Moffett, Art Steinberger, George Tallman, Andrew Leidig, Judy White, Nancy Artus, Rich Bielor, Paul Bernhart

Weather: heavy rain from 7 to 10 AM, light rain 10 to 11, overcast the rest of the day

Location: Exton Park, Exton PA,

Time At Location: 7 AM to 5:50PM

The heavy rain made visibility difficult in the earliest part of the sit, but when the rain lifted, there were more raptors than normally seen at that location, suggesting the heavy weather brought them lower and more visible. Some winter birds are just moving in, a few summer stragglers will still around. Much higher participation than last year, with much better results.

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