The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Dam Sitters

Captain: Mindy Waldron
Location: Jumping Branch, West Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  6. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  9. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  10. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  11. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  12. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  13. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  14. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  15. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Merlin Falco columbarius
  21. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Common Raven Corvus corax
  25. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  26. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  27. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  28. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  30. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  31. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  32. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  33. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  34. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  35. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  38. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  41. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  44. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  45. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Team Notes

Weather: Rain, windy temperatures from low 50 to low 60.

Location: Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, WV

Time At Location: 8:45 AM- 4:00 PM

Notes:
Even with the rain most of the day, we had several good flights of birds. There were several species that should have be seen, but weren't. We were surprised at the number of raptors. We had a good day of birding. The trees along the lake hadn't turned colors yet.


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