The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Twitch Whiffers

Captain: George Chaniot
Location: Ukiah, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  4. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  5. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  6. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  7. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  8. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  9. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  12. American Coot Fulica americana
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  15. California Gull Larus californicus
  16. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  17. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  18. Great Egret Ardea alba
  19. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  20. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  21. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  22. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  23. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  24. Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
  25. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  26. Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  29. Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  33. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  34. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  35. Common Raven Corvus corax
  36. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  37. Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
  38. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  39. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  40. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  41. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  42. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  43. Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
  44. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  45. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  46. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  47. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  48. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  49. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  50. California Towhee Melozone crissalis
  51. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  52. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  53. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  54. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  55. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  56. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  57. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Team Notes

Participants: Karen Havlena, George Chaniot, Janet Chaniot, Cheryl Watson, Geoff Heinecken

Weather: Mostly Clear with 10% cirrus and contrails at times ; 56-89 F ; calm to gentle breeze ; unusually warm for this time of year.

Location: Mesa Day-Use Area at Bu-Shay Recreation Area

Time At Location: 05:35 - 18:36, 13 hours, 1 minute

A lovely fall day which was spectacularly unbirdy. We have done this event at this location for 16 years, and today we set a new low - by 13 species. There were just few birds on the lake, in the nearby trees and meadow, or on the nearby ridges.

We did see two new species for the cumulative sit site list : House Wren and Wilson's Snipe. The dinner, beers, and hors d'ouvres were fantastic. Oh yeah, there was an assembly of about 900 Pathfinders sharing the same area today!

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