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: HRDABRD at Middle Creek

Captain: Bruce A Carl
Location: Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Ross's Goose Chen rossii
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  5. American Wigeon Anas americana
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  8. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  11. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  12. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  13. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  14. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  15. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  16. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  17. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  18. Great Egret Ardea alba
  19. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  20. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  21. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  22. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  23. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  24. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  25. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  26. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  29. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  32. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  33. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  34. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  35. Merlin Falco columbarius
  36. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  37. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  38. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  39. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  40. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  41. Common Raven Corvus corax
  42. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  43. swallow sp.
  44. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  45. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  46. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  47. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  48. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  49. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  50. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  51. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  52. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  53. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  54. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  55. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  56. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  57. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  58. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  59. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  60. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  61. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  62. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  63. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  64. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  65. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  66. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  67. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  68. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  69. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  70. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  71. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  72. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  73. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  74. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  75. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  76. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  77. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Team Notes

Participants: 7 particpants including circle leader Bruce A Carl

Weather: cloudy with early morning light rain. afternoon partly cloudy winds 10-15 wnw. temps low 40's - mid 50's

Location: Along Conservation Trail on hillside behind Middle Creek WMA Visitor's Center

Time At Location: 4:35 am - 4:40 pm 12 hours 5 minutes

A very productive day of birding at the HRDABRD Circle. Our 5th year participating that produced a new daily high count of (76) species identified. We added (10) new species to the BIG SIT list which now stands at 105. Some of the highlights included (11) species of waterfowl which included a pretty unusual sighting of a Ross' Goose and a Sandhill Crane seen flying in to Middle Creek with a flock of Canada Geese (these 3 species spent most of the day feeding together in a field just north of Stop #1), (10) species of raptors/vultures which included all (3) of the falcons (Merlin, Kestrel and Peregrine) and (6) species of Warblers (all species of Warblers - Nashville, Pine, Palm, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped and Black-throated Green - were seen at one time or another throughout the day in an evergreen tree right near the count circle). Some very nice looks were had of Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eastern Phoebe, Brown Thrasher, Common Raven, many migrating Red-tailed Hawks and a heard only Red-breasted Nuthatch. Another successful BIG SIT at Middle Creek WMA. Hoping to see you in 2019!!

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