The Big Sit! 2016 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: Birds By Day Bats By Night

Captain: Selena And Mark Kiser
Location: Monticello, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  4. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  5. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  6. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  7. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  8. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  9. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  10. Barred Owl Strix varia
  11. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  12. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  13. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  14. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  17. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  18. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  19. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  20. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  24. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  25. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  26. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  27. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  28. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  29. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  30. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  31. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  32. Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
  33. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  34. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  35. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  36. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  37. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  38. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  39. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  40. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  41. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  42. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Team Notes

Weather: Low 70s to low 90s (Fahrenheit); mostly sunny; N/NE winds nearing 10mph

Location: 263 Payton Road (home) backyard

Time At Location: 0709-1709 (10 hours)

Notes:
The best species of the day (for this location) was seeing two flyover White Ibises. That was a new bird for our home checklist! Unfortunately, we had fewer migrants this year. However, because of the clear, warm day and ideal winds, there were quite a few soaring raptors and a Wood Stork (which we rarely see here).

Anecdotes:
We chose Saturday as our Big Sit!, but it came one day after Hurricane Matthew hit the east coast of Florida. This may have been the reason for our decrease in warblers and other migrants this year (there were steady winds from the north all day).


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