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: Utah Lakers

Captain: Eric Huish
Location: Provo, Utah (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  4. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  5. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  11. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Merlin Falco columbarius
  16. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  17. American Coot Fulica americana
  18. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. California Gull Larus californicus
  21. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  25. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  26. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  27. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  28. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  30. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  31. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  32. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  33. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  34. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  35. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  36. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  37. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  38. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  39. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  40. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  41. Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  42. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  43. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  44. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  45. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Team Notes

Participants: Keeli Marvel, Carlos Caceres, John Crawley, Milt Moody, Alona Huffaker, Robert Brown, Yvonne Carter, Larry Reeves, Cliff Miles, Jim Strong, Kay Stone, Jason Lane, Kathleen Blanchard, Alton Thygerson, Suzi Holt, Amanda Holt, Carol Nelson and Eric Huish.

Weather: Clear, Calm, cool but not cold.

Location: Southwest corner of the Provo Airport Dike. Provo, Utah.

Time At Location: 6:09 am to 6:20 pm. (12 Hours 11 Minutes).

This year's Provo Airport Dike Big Sit was covered continuously from 6:09 am to 6:20 pm. (12 Hours 11 Minutes). We sat at the Southwest Corner of the dike loop. The weather was nice and we had several birders out helping us count but for some reason this year we only saw 45 species, one of our lowest counts in the 13 years we've done the big sit. Last year we sat at the same spot and got our record count (61 species). We didn't get any sit lifers this year, our 13 year (13 day) Big Sit Life List is still at 117 species. A Great Horned Owl and Mountain Chickadee were seen from the sit spot the day before but couldn't be found on the day of.

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