The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: SASsy Seawatchers

Captain: Jennifer Rycenga
Location: Pescadero, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  2. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  3. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  4. American Wigeon Anas americana
  5. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  6. Gadwall Anas strepera
  7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  8. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  9. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  10. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  11. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  12. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  13. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  14. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  15. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  16. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  17. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  18. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  19. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  20. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  21. Sora Porzana carolina
  22. American Coot Fulica americana
  23. Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
  24. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  25. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  26. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  27. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  28. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  29. Sanderling Calidris alba
  30. Surfbird Calidris virgata
  31. Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
  32. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  33. jaeger sp.
  34. Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
  35. Common Murre Uria aalge
  36. Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba
  37. Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
  38. Cassin's Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus
  39. California Gull Larus californicus
  40. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  41. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  42. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  43. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  44. Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans
  45. Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  46. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  47. Common Loon Gavia imme
  48. Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas
  49. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  50. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  51. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  52. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  53. Great Egret Ardea alba
  54. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  55. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  56. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  57. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  58. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  59. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  60. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  61. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  62. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  63. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  64. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  65. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  66. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  67. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  68. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  69. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  70. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  71. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  72. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  73. Common Raven Corvus corax
  74. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  75. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  76. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  77. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  78. Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
  79. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  80. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  81. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  82. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  83. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  84. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  85. MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
  86. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  87. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  88. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  89. California Towhee Melozone crissalis
  90. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  91. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  92. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  93. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  94. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  95. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  96. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Team Notes

Participants: Donna and Doug Pomeroy, Leslie Flint, Ginny Marshall, Mark Kudrav, Kim Dailey, Marshall Dinowitz, Barbara Dye, Lisa Kelly, Nelle Lyons, Heebee (a guest), John Epperson, Susan Rowinski, Susie Hons, Arnel Guanloo, Chris Hayward, Chris O'Connell, Rob Furrow, Jennifer Rycenga (captain)

Weather: Lovely, clear and temperate throughout, until the foggy suddenly and decisively arrived around 3:45 pm

Location: Pescadero State Beach and Marsh Natural Area

Time At Location: Ten hours and 45 minutes

This was our sixth annual Big Sit at this site, where our perch atop a hill gives us great views of the ocean, a ridge line used by raptors, two large ponds, and some distant marsh lands. Eighteen participants were in place from 6:00 am until 4:45 pm, with 95 species detected. This serves as a fund- and fun-raiser for Sequoia Audubon Society, the Audubon chapter in San Mateo County, California. Today we were blessed with good weather - clear skies, light winds, and mild temperatures - until around 3:45, when relentless fog rolled in.

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