The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: Bell Hollow Buteos

Captain: John Carter
Location: Howard, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  5. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  6. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  7. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  8. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  9. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  10. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  11. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  12. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  13. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  14. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  15. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  16. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  17. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  18. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  19. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  20. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  21. Barred Owl Strix varia
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  24. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  27. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  28. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  29. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. Common Raven Corvus corax
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  38. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  39. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  40. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  41. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  42. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  45. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  46. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  47. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  48. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  49. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  50. warbler sp.
  51. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  52. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  53. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  54. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  55. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  57. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Team Notes

Participants: John Carter, Lindera Carter, Mark Nale

Weather: 38degrees F at start, 50degrees at the end

Location: Sayers Dam, Bald Eagle State Park, Howard PA

Time At Location: 5:50am to 1:50pm

A great time enjoying the birds, family and the lake. What a wonderful start to the day with having 2 Great Horned Owls calling back and forth, and having deer snort. We had 2 rare county bird sightings, including White-winged Scoters and a Dunlin. We had 3 social Greater Yellowlegs join us along the shoreline. Saw several boaters, one guy caught a really nice bass in front of us. Counted 4 monarchs, last year we had over 300 migrating. Little to no wind with cloudy skies most of the day. Happy Birding!

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