The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Celery Fields Forever

Captain: Stu Wilson
Location: Sarasota, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  2. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  3. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  5. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  8. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  9. Sora Porzana carolina
  10. Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
  11. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  12. Limpkin Aramus guarauna
  13. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  14. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  15. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  16. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  17. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  18. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  19. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  20. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  21. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  22. Great Egret Ardea alba
  23. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  24. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  25. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  26. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  27. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  28. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  29. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  30. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  31. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  32. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
  33. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  34. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  35. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  36. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  37. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  38. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  39. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  40. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  41. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  42. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  43. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  44. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  45. Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday
  46. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  47. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  48. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  49. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  50. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  51. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  52. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  53. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  54. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  55. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  56. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  57. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  58. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  59. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major

Team Notes

Weather: warm, clear, breezy

Location: Celery Fields Palmer Blvd Boardwalk, Sarasota County, Florida

Time At Location: 6:45am-7:30pm

Notes:
* At least two fly-about American Bittern * Both species of Night-Heron * An enormous (500+) flock of migrating American White Pelican * Good numbers of Purple Gallinule, young and old * A flock of 7 Wilson’s Snipe appearing to be fresh in from their migratory journey * Good numbers of Chimney Swift, a few of which had to notice the new tower at the SAS Education Center * For the second straight year, a female Indigo Bunting perched on the treeline along Palmer Blvd near the boardwalk at the end of the day


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