The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: Odiornithologists

Captain: Andrea Robbins
Location: Rye, New Hampshire (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  4. Common Eider Somateria mollissima
  5. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  6. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  9. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  10. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  11. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  12. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  13. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  16. Common Loon Gavia imme
  17. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  18. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  19. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  20. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  21. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  25. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  28. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  29. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  30. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  31. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  32. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  33. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  34. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  35. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  36. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  37. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  38. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  41. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  44. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  46. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Team Notes

Participants: George and Andrea Robbins

Weather: 46 degrees, overcast with rain after 7:30, but fortunately winds were light.

Location: southern border of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH

Time At Location: 4:48 am to 9:48 am

Our 1st BIG SIT held at the southern edge of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, near the 1st pull off south of the park. Observers George and Andrea Robbins. Temp was 46. Our Big Sit day began at 4:48 am. It was overcast, but winds were calm. Before it got light, an Eastern Screech Owl called steadily for 20 minutes from within the park (vacinity of the “Boy Scout Trail”), and some shorebirds called as they flew by in the dark. Rain and drizzle began by 7:30 am. However, we stuck it out, birding from under umbrellas, until 9:48 am. The rain on umbrellas made it very difficult to hear birds, but the umbrellas kept us pretty dry as we continued scanning the ocean on one side of the road and the shrubs across the road. The visibility offshore was good to start but got more foggy as the rain developed. Lots of Northern Gannets were moving south as well as Double-crested Cormorants. This location would be excellent on a day with good weather..... We definitely did not reach the full potential of this site because of the rain.

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