The Big Sit! 2015 Statistics

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Team Information: Team Norbury's

Captain: Donald P Freiday
Location: Del Haven, New Jersey (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  2. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  6. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  7. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  8. duck sp.
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Brant Branta bernicla
  11. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  12. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  13. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  14. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  15. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  17. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  18. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  19. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  20. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  21. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  22. Merlin Falco columbarius
  23. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  24. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  25. Sora Porzana carolina
  26. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  27. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  28. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  29. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  30. Sanderling Calidris alba
  31. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  32. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  33. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  34. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  35. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  36. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  37. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  38. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  39. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  40. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  41. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  42. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  43. Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
  44. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  45. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  46. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  47. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  48. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  49. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  50. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  51. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  52. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  53. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  54. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  55. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  56. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  57. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  58. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  59. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  60. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  61. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  62. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  63. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  64. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  65. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  66. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  67. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  68. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  69. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  70. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  71. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  72. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  73. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  74. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  75. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  76. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  77. Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
  78. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  79. Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
  80. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  81. warbler sp.
  82. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  83. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  84. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  85. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  86. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  87. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  88. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  89. Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
  90. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  91. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  92. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  93. sparrow sp.
  94. Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
  95. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  96. Saltmarsh Sparrow (formerly Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus caudacutus
  97. Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  98. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
  99. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  100. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  101. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  102. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  103. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  104. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  105. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  106. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  107. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  108. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  109. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  110. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  111. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  112. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  113. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  114. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  115. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  116. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  117. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  118. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  119. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  120. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  121. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Team Notes

Participants: Don Freiday, Tim Freiday, Allison Anholt, Roger Horn, Kathy Horn, Jerry Dewaghe, Chris Dewaghe, Shaun Bamford, Sam Miller, Carla Dengler

Weather: Partly cloudy, wind nnw to n to nne to e 10-15, temp 50's-60's. Cold front passed around 10 p.m. day before.

Location: Norbury's Landing, Cape May County, NJ, about 60 yards east of Delaware Bay.

Time At Location: 1-:1:15 a.m., 5:45-10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

Spectacular morning flight of 1,382 individual warblers of 18 species. Light but somewhat diverse nocturnal migration added quite a few species. The "morning flight" continued with small numbers of Blackpolls and others well into the afternoon hours. Few ducks. Parasitic Jaeger quite rare at this location except after hurricanes.

About 40 people - dog walkers, other passers-by, stopped to ask what I/we were doing.

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