The Big Sit! 2018 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: Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

Captain: Brian Taber
Location: Northampton County, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. duck sp.
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  6. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  9. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  10. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  11. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  12. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  13. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  14. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  15. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  16. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  17. Common Loon Gavia imme
  18. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  19. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  20. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  21. Great Egret Ardea alba
  22. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  23. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  24. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  25. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  26. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  27. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  28. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  29. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  30. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  31. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  32. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  33. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  34. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  35. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  36. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  37. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  38. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  39. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  40. Merlin Falco columbarius
  41. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  42. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  43. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  44. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  45. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  46. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  47. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  48. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  49. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  50. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  51. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  52. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  53. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  56. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  57. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  58. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  59. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  60. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  61. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  62. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  63. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  64. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  65. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  66. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  67. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  68. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  69. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  70. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  71. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  72. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  73. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  74. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Brian Taber, Anna Stunkel, Julia Magill, Steve Thornhill, Erik Nelson, Mark Nelson, Michael Keegan, Michael Ferrara

Weather: light and variable winds, overcast to partly cloudy skies, temperatures in high fifties to sixties

Location: Kiptopeke State Park hawkwatch platform

Time At Location: 11 hours (7:00 AM- 6:00 PM)

76 American Kestrels, 72 Cooper's Hawks, 68 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 37 Great Blue Herons, 30 Cedar Waxwings, 5 White Ibises

An Orange-crowned Warbler gave us a nice view in the Deodar Cedar near the platform. 55 Monarchs were seen.

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