The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: HRDABRD at Middle Creek

Captain: Bruce A Carl
Location: Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  5. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  7. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  8. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  9. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  10. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  11. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  12. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  13. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  14. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  15. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  16. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  17. Great Egret Ardea alba
  18. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  19. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  20. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  21. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  22. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  23. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  24. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  25. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  26. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  27. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  28. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  29. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  32. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  33. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  34. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  35. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  36. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  37. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  40. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  41. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  42. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  43. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  44. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  45. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  46. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  47. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  48. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  49. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  50. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  51. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  52. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  53. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  54. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  55. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  56. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  57. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  58. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  59. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  60. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  61. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Team Notes

Weather: A very breezy and cool day with temps ranging from the mid 50's to the mid 60's.

Location: Along the conservation trail on the hillside behind the visitors center.

Time At Location: 12 Hours

Notes:
"BIG SIT" 2016 - a very breezy day with winds constant at about 10-15 mph from the n/nw with higher gusts throughout the day. starting out mostly cloudy and ending mostly sunny with temps ranging from the mid 50's to highs reaching the mid 60's. A total of (15) participants stopped by today to help with the days count. The species total for the day reached (61) which was pretty good considering the weather conditions we were faced with today which made it hard for many of the smaller birds to be visible let along get around. The raptors really put on a show today with (11) species identified. The bird of the day was a 1st year Lesser Blacked-backed Gull which was found on the main lake associating with about (6) Ring-billed Gulls. Some of the other highlights for today included: (1) Snow Goose, (1) Hooded Merganser, (4) Pied-billed Grebes, (5) Osprey, (1) Red-shouldered Hawk, (1) Broad-winged Hawk, (1) Great Horned Owl, (3) Chimney Swifts, (8) Eastern Phoebe's, (1) Gray Catbird, (1) American Pipit, (1) Dark-eyed Junco and (1) Purple Finch.


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