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: HRDABRD at Middle Creek

Captain: Bruce A Carl
Location: Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  13. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  14. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  15. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  16. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  17. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  18. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  19. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  20. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  21. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  24. Merlin Falco columbarius
  25. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  26. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  27. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  28. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  29. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  30. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  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. Common Raven Corvus corax
  39. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  41. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  42. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  43. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  44. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  45. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  46. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  47. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  48. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  49. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  50. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  51. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  52. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  53. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  54. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  55. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  56. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  57. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  58. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  59. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  60. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  61. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  62. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  63. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  64. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  65. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  66. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  67. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  68. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  69. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  70. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  71. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  72. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  73. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: (BRUCE A CARL), JIM FIORENTINO, TOM GARNER, MILLARD YODER, MIKE SHULL, CAROL & MIKE JOHNSTON, LINDA & MIKE MCKINNE, ANN & TED WILSON, BARBARA & PETER HUNSBERGER

Weather: MOSTLY SUNNY DAY. TEMPS BETWEEN 40 - 60 DEGREES WITH LIGHT WINDS N THEN W/SW WINDS

Location: HILLSIDE BEHIND MIDDLE CREEK WMA VISITORS CENTER KLEINFELTERSVILE, PA

Time At Location: 12.5 HOURS (4:30 AM - 5 :00 PM)

Notes:
A TOTAL OF (73) SPECIES FOR THE FIRST YEAR WILL BE HARD TO TOP. Some species highlights for the day included: Snow Goose, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Merlin chasing a Tree Swallow, Eastern Screech Owl (2 heard calling before dawn), House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Common Raven (2 seen with a kettle of Black Vultures), Swainson's Thrush (2 birds heard calling while migrating before dawn), Orange-Crowned Warbler (seen through a scope at about 30 yards), Palm Warbler (2 close "western form" of this species) and Pine Siskin.

Anecdotes:
A very successful first BIG SIT Day! Will definitely be participating again next year with hopes of a few more visitors stopping by throughout the day!


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