The Big Sit! 2017 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: Commons Ford

Captain: Shelia Hargis
Location: Austin, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  2. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. American Wigeon Anas americana
  5. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  6. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  9. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  10. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  11. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  12. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  13. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  14. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  15. Great Egret Ardea alba
  16. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  17. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  18. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  19. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  20. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  21. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  22. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  23. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  24. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  25. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  26. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  27. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  28. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  29. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  30. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  31. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  32. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  33. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  34. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  35. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  36. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  37. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  38. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  39. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  40. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  41. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  42. Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii
  43. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  44. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  45. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  46. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  47. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  48. Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
  49. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  50. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  51. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  52. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  53. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  54. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  55. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  56. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  57. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  58. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  59. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  60. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  61. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  62. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  63. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  64. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  65. Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
  66. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  67. Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
  68. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  69. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  70. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  71. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  72. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  73. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  74. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  75. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  76. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Team Notes

Participants: At least 26 participants!

Weather: Average temperature: 80 degrees, calm, clear for most of the day

Location: Commons Ford Park on the south shore of Lake Austin, Austin Texas

Time At Location: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

This was our best year with 76 total species and at least 26 participants. Several others stopped by during the day to say hi. We didn't have mass movements of migrants as others were reporting in the area, but we still found a few individuals of several migrating species.The local birds were very cooperative including Eastern Phoebes that nearly perched in the circle a few times!

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