The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Ottawa

Captain: Jason Lewis
Location: Oak Harbor, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. American Wigeon Anas americana
  5. Gadwall Anas strepera
  6. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  7. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  8. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  9. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  10. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  11. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  12. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  13. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  14. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  15. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  16. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  17. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  18. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  19. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  20. dowitcher sp.
  21. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  22. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  23. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  24. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  25. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  26. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  27. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  28. Great Egret Ardea alba
  29. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  30. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  31. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  32. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  33. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  34. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  35. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  36. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  37. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  40. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  41. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  42. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  43. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  44. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  45. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  46. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  47. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  53. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  54. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Jason Lewis and Geri Smith

Weather: Sunny, low 60's, winds NW 8-12 mph

Location: Ottawa NWR, north of old office/headquarters

Time At Location: 8 hours

Great day, the sunrise was incredible. Highlights were the two Marble Godwits and the Peregrine falcon. I didn't have any people visit my location throughout the day. All in all...a great day to be counting birds.

Peregrine falcon was chasing shorebirds and waterfowl around the unit. It stoop on the waterfowl causing a mass exit of birds.

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