The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Commons Ford

Captain: Shelia Hargis
Location: Austin, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  4. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  6. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  7. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  8. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  9. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  10. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  11. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  12. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  13. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  14. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  15. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  16. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  17. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  18. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  21. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  22. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  23. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  24. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  25. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  26. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  29. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  30. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. Common Raven Corvus corax
  33. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  34. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  35. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  36. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  37. Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
  38. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  39. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  40. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  41. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  42. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  43. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  44. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  45. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  46. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  47. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  48. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  49. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  50. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Team Notes

Weather: Cool and gorgeous all day!

Location: Commons Ford Park, Austin Texas

Time At Location: 6:00a - 5:01p

Notes:
This was our second year to do a Big Sit at Commons Ford. We sat overlooking a restored 40-acre native prairie. When the birding was slow, we watched migrating Monarchs and other butterflies and other insects. We had a total of 16 people come out and sit. It was a great time with old and new birding buddies in a wonderful place!


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