The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: Metro Munchers

Captain: Tom Heatley
Location: Harrison Township, Michigan (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  8. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  9. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  10. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  11. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  12. Redhead Aythya americana
  13. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  14. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  15. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  16. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  17. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  18. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  19. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  20. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  21. Sora Porzana carolina
  22. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  23. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  24. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  25. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  26. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  27. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  28. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  29. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  30. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  31. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  32. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  33. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  34. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  35. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  36. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  37. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  38. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  39. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  40. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  41. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  42. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  43. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  44. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  45. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  46. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  47. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  48. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  49. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  50. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  51. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  52. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  53. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  54. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  55. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  56. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  57. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  58. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  59. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  60. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  61. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  62. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  63. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  64. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  65. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  66. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  67. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  68. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  69. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Jen Anderson, Barb Baldinger, Jim Fowler, Ruth Glass, Tom Heatley, Tom Hince, Wayne Hoch, Mike Kelly, Ally Kuzak, Marge Oelsner, Joanna Pease, Paul Poronto, Alan Ryff, Kevin Rysiewski, Jeff Steinmetz, Eric Weyhrauch

Weather: Sunny, chilly in the morning, warm and breezy in the afternoon and evening.

Location: Harrison Township Michigan 48046 (United States) The circle is located on a slight hill overlooking Point Rosa Marsh at Lake St.

Time At Location: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Notes:
We tied our previous high of 69 species. From our inaugural circle in 1996 to the present year, we have now seen 142 species. Also observed were cabbage and monarch butterflies, a meadowhawk dragonfly, muskrat, garter snake and a baby snapping turtle.

Anecdotes:
Once again, we ate well, dining on brats, tri-colored potato salad, homemade pickles, fresh fruit, muffins, donuts, pumpkin cupcakes, cookies, gluten-free brownies and cider. Nobody went home hungry!


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