The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: Celery Fields Forever

Captain: Stu Wilson
Location: Sarasota, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  2. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  3. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  5. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  8. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  9. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  10. Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
  11. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  12. Limpkin Aramus guarauna
  13. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  14. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  15. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  16. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  17. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  18. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  19. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  20. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  21. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  22. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  23. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  24. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  25. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  26. Great Egret Ardea alba
  27. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  28. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  29. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  30. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  31. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  32. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  33. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  34. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  35. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
  36. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  37. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  38. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  39. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  40. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  41. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  42. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  43. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  44. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  45. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  46. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  47. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  48. Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday
  49. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  50. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  51. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  52. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  53. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  54. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  55. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  56. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  57. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  58. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  59. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  60. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  61. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  62. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  63. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  64. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  65. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  66. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: We had at least 18 participants spread over three shifts

Weather: Warm to hot (74-88F), mostly clear, occasionally breezy

Location: Palmer Blvd Boardwalk at Celery Fields, Sarasota County, Florida, USA

Time At Location: 6:30am-7:30pm

We had some sharp-eyed observers and recorded the highest number of species (66) in the 6-yr history of our circle.

Our last species of the day was an American Bittern. This is a wintering bird in our area and the first appearance of the species locally happened to be the bird that flew by us and into the marsh after sundown just as we were closing up shop.

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