The Big Sit! 2017 Statistics

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Team Information: Friends of Missisquoi NWR

Captain: Rich Kelley
Location: Swanton, Vermont (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  5. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  6. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  7. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  8. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  9. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  10. Great Egret Ardea alba
  11. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  16. Barred Owl Strix varia
  17. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Merlin Falco columbarius
  21. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  22. Common Raven Corvus corax
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  25. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  26. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  27. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  28. warbler sp.
  29. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  30. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  31. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  32. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  33. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  34. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  35. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  36. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: 17

Weather: Moderate wind from the south most of day, temps in 60s for the most part. Rain shower late morning / early afternoon (11:30 - 2:

Location: Observation platform at Stephen Young Marsh, on the Missisquoi NWR

Time At Location: 12.5 hours (6am - 6:30pm)

35 identified species, plus one unidentified warbler, and either a snipe or woodcock seen at dawn. First such event for our group, seemed to go well and was fun.

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