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: Copps and Robbins

Captain: Andrea Robbins
Location: Tuftonboro, New Hampshire (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. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  6. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  7. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  8. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  9. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  10. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  11. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  12. White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
  13. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  14. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  15. Common Loon Gavia imme
  16. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  17. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  18. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  19. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  20. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  21. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  22. Barred Owl Strix varia
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  27. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  28. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  29. Merlin Falco columbarius
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  32. Common Raven Corvus corax
  33. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  34. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  35. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  38. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  39. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  40. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  41. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  42. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  43. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  44. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  45. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  46. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  47. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  48. Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
  49. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  50. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  51. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  52. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  53. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  54. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  55. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  56. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  57. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  58. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  59. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia

Team Notes

Participants: Andrea and George Robbins

Weather: lear to partly cloudy, 28 to 54 degrees, stiff west wind developed by 7:30 am

Location: Eagle Scout’s viewing platform at Copps Pond WMA in Tuftonboro, NH

Time At Location: 4:48 am to 3:18 pm

Today George and I held our third BIG SIT on the Eagle Scout’s viewing platform at the Copps Pond WMA in Tuftonboro. We counted as many species as we could see or hear from a 17 foot diameter circle. It was seriously cold (28 degrees) to start making it very tough to stay warm while standing still on the slippery, frost-covered wooden platform. It eventually warmed to the low 50s, but a stiff westerly breeze developed by 7:30 am. Luckily it was clear to partly cloudy, so we did enjoy great hawk-watching sky and the warmth of the sun. We spent 10 1/2 hours and we had a new high of 59 species (bettering our previous high of 40 species.) During the count we added three new species to our life list for this location... Dunlin, White-rumped Sandpiper, and Tennessee Warbler (our life list for the pond is now 146)

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