The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society

Captain: Norma Friedrich
Location: South Padre Island, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  2. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  3. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  4. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  5. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  8. Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
  9. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  10. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  11. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  12. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  13. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  14. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  15. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  16. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  17. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  18. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  19. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  20. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  21. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  22. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  23. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  24. Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  25. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  26. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  27. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  28. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  29. Great Egret Ardea alba
  30. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  31. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  32. Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
  33. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  34. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  35. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  36. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  37. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  38. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  39. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  40. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  41. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  42. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  43. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  44. Merlin Falco columbarius
  45. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  46. Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  47. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  48. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  49. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  50. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  51. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  52. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  53. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  54. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  55. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  56. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  57. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  58. Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
  59. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Weather: Windy, upper 80 degrees, partly cloudy

Location: South Padre Island, TX Bird and Nature Center

Time At Location: 6 am to 6 pm

Notes:
Very close flyovers of highlight birds Merlin and Peregrine Falcon. High tide from strong North wind kept many expected shorebirds away. Circle included views of a native habitat garden with a dripper, mister and bird bath as well as coastal bay wetlands. Two stories of the SPI Bird and Nature Center were used giving good view of tree tops in the butterfly garden and more distant views of shoreline.

Anecdotes:
Being on the deck of the Bird and Nature Center gave us the opportunity to educated many visitors about what we doing. Allowed children and visitors to use binoculars and scopes to see the birds.


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