The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: Salem Birders

Captain: Devin Moon
Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  3. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  4. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  5. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  6. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  7. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  8. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  9. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  10. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  11. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  12. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  13. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  14. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  15. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  16. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  17. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  18. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  19. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  20. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Team Notes

Participants: Devin Moon

Weather: Rain; wind 12 NE; 61F to 63F

Location: Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Time At Location: 0600-1300

Regular residents were present; sans Chickadee. A few migrating summer residents were seen including Chimney Swifts and a large group (20+) of Tree Swallows. A Black-throated Green Warbler was seen migrating through. It was part of a mixed flock of Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, and a Downy Woodpecker. Canada Geese foraged among the adjacent lawns and a Belted Kingfisher was a flyover. It was nice to see both Crow species and a visit from a somewhat elusive Hairy Woodpecker. Northern Flickers appeared in large numbers and chased each other from snag to snag.

It was rainy throughout the day which seemed to affect the number of birds and birders. With a brief cessation of rain came a mixed flock of birds. This was a very loose association of birds with a few Titmice in this white oak and a titmouse with a Black-throated Green Warbler over here. During the mixed flocks circumference of our circle other birds joined in; including the nuthatches, downies, flickers, red-bellieds, and a nearby Hairy Woodpecker. I got out there early to try and owl but to no avail. A good time with a moderate amount of species for this location.

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