The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Copps and Robbins

Captain: Andrea Robbins
Location: Tuftonboro, New Hampshire (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  5. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  6. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  7. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  8. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  9. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  10. Common Loon Gavia imme
  11. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  12. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  13. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  14. Barred Owl Strix varia
  15. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  16. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  17. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  21. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  22. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  23. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  24. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  25. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  26. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  27. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  28. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  29. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  30. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  31. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  32. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  33. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Team Notes

Participants: Andrea Robbins

Weather: 50 degrees, light wind, overcast with rain by 7:30 am

Location: Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area in Tuftonboro, NH

Time At Location: 5 am to 8:30 am

It was an abbreviated 3rd Big Sit at the Copps Pond Wildlife Management area in Tuftonboro, NH, on the viewing platform created by an Eagle Scout.  Weather forecasts were conflicting, so an attempt to count was begun at 5 am.  Rain held off for the first couple of hours but by 7:30 it set in for the rest of the day, so further counting was pretty much hopeless after 8:30 am.   Birding was going well initially, with Great-Horned and Barred Owls calling, and Woodcock flying around, twittering over the dark pond.  The Horned Owl continued to hoot for half an hour in a big tree just behind the viewing platform.  Thrushes were calling at dawn.  A Bittern silhouette flew off at daybreak.  The expected water birds, including Pied-billed Grebe, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Wood Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, and a Ring-necked Duck were visible as the fog lifted.  But hearing landbirds over the dripping was just not possible, especially since so many potential species inactive were forced to be inactive.  So the count was ended early, with just 33 species.  50 were possible....maybe next time.

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