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: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

Captain: Bob Lane
Location: Canfield, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  4. Gadwall Anas strepera
  5. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  9. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  12. American Coot Fulica americana
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  15. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  16. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  17. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  18. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  19. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  20. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  21. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  22. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  23. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  24. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  25. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  26. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  27. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  28. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  29. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  30. Barred Owl Strix varia
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  33. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  34. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  35. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  36. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  37. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  38. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  39. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  41. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  42. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  43. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  44. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  45. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  46. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  47. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  48. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  49. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  50. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  51. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  52. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  53. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  54. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  55. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  56. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  57. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  58. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  59. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  60. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  61. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  62. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  63. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  64. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  65. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  66. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  67. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  68. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  69. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  70. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  71. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  72. American Wigeon Anas americana

Team Notes

Participants: We had eight hard core participants plus a total of 31 birders coming and going throughout the sit.

Weather: Damp and 37 degrees turning pleasant and 57 degrees.

Location: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary Observation Deck.

Time At Location: 5:15AM to 6:30PM.

Our eleventh anniversary "Big Sit" was once again dedicated to Jim Dolan, who passed away in July 2016. Jim an avid outdoorsman, naturalist, and birder, initiated and captained our first "Big Sit" back in 2008. Over the previous ten years, our average count was 69 species. From the observation deck we have a panoramic view over wetlands and forest. "The Sanctuary" has 255 acres with 246 species of birds being recorded here.

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