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: Kentish Plovers

Captain: Walter Ellison
Location: Rock Hall, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  3. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. American Wigeon Anas americana
  6. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  9. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  10. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  11. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  12. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  13. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  14. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  15. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  16. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  17. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  18. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  19. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  20. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  21. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  22. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  23. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  24. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  25. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  26. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  29. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  30. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  34. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  35. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  36. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  39. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  40. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  41. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  42. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  43. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  44. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  45. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  46. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  47. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  48. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  49. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  50. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  51. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  52. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  53. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  54. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  55. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Team Notes

Participants: Steve Croker, Walter Ellison, Nancy Martin

Weather: Overcast to partly cloudy, rain for first 3.5 hrs, wind NW 3-14 mph, Temp. 52-62 deg F.

Location: Bogles Wharf, Eastern Neck Island

Time At Location: 0650 to 1600

We returned to Bogles Wharf after a one-year effort back at the Tubby Cove viewing platform. All morning light rain made viewing a bit difficult but not impossible. Raptor and most other diurnal migration was delayed until after 1030. As usual many eagles around of various ages, plenty of gulls and Forster's Terns on the docks on Durdin Creek. Sapsuckers worked the white poplars just outside the circle. After it stopped raining we had over 300 migrating Blue Jays, visits from six warbler species including Cape May (new for Eastern Neck big sits), 5 Red-breasted Nuthatches reflecting this year's irruption, a Purple Finch, Blue-headed Vireo, and a late Eastern Wood-Pewee ("that's not a phoebe!" also a first). Another first for our local Big Sits was a fly-by Pectoral Sandpiper who went off over the Chester River to parts unknown. Our cumulative bird species total for our three Eastern Neck big sit locations is 137 and our total at Bogles Wharf is now 95.

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