The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: SussexBirdClubDE

Captain: James Reed
Location: Lewes, Delaware (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  2. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  3. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  4. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  5. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  6. Sanderling Calidris alba
  7. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  8. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  9. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  10. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  11. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  12. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  13. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  14. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  15. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  16. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  17. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  18. Common Loon Gavia imme
  19. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  20. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  21. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  22. Great Egret Ardea alba
  23. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  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. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  33. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  34. Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
  35. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  36. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  37. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  38. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  39. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  40. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  41. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  42. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  43. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  44. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  45. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  46. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  47. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  48. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  49. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Team Notes

Participants: Ed Crawford, Alice Mohrman, Michael Kane, Diane Kane, Sharon Lynn, Claudine Maggio, Craig Haggerty, Kevin Moore, Syd McGinley, George McGinley, Rob Schroeder, Rob Blye, Carol Blye, Rachael Shapiro, Joe Swertinski, Richard Cummings, Jim Reed.

Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy, temp 50-68 degrees, calm to light breeze.

Location: Herring Point, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

Time At Location: 6:00am to 4:00pm

Overall, hundreds of DC Cormorants, dozens of Black Scoters, minimum of 300 Tree Swallows. Seas were very calm, and just a light breeze out of the west, so very few raptors.

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