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: SASsy Seawatchers

Captain: Jennifer Rycenga
Location: Pescadero, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  4. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  5. American Wigeon Anas americana
  6. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  7. Gadwall Anas strepera
  8. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  9. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  10. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  11. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  12. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  13. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  14. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  15. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  16. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  17. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  18. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  19. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  20. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  21. Sora Porzana carolina
  22. American Coot Fulica americana
  23. Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
  24. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  25. Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus
  26. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  27. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  28. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  29. Sanderling Calidris alba
  30. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  31. Common Murre Uria aalge
  32. Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
  33. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  34. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  35. California Gull Larus californicus
  36. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  37. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  38. Common Loon Gavia imme
  39. Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  40. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  41. Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas
  42. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  43. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  44. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  45. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  46. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  47. Great Egret Ardea alba
  48. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  49. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  50. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  51. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  52. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  53. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  54. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  55. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  56. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  57. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  58. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  59. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  60. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  61. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  62. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  63. Common Raven Corvus corax
  64. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  65. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  66. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  67. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  68. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  69. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  70. Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
  71. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  72. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  73. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  74. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  75. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  76. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  77. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  78. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  79. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  80. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  81. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  82. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  83. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  84. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  85. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  86. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Team Notes

Participants: Jennifer Rycenga, captain; Donna Pomeroy, Doug Pomeroy, Leslie Flint, Ginny Marshall, Anne Kelley, Marshall Dinowitz, Lisa, Gary Deghi, Susan Stratton, Peggy Macres, Chris MacIntosh

Weather: Gorgeous! Mild, sunny, no hint of fog throughout the day, mild wind.

Location: Pescadero State Beach and Marsh

Time At Location: Twelve Hours = 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

86 total species was an excellent total, especially given the good weather which reduced migration. Very busy out to sea; little change through the day on the ponds. We loved hearing both Virginia Rail and Sora. Bald Eagle was one of the highlights.

Subscribe & Save!

ONE YEAR (6 ISSUES) of Bird Watcher's Digest magazine
GET FREE AND INSTANT ACCESS to our digital edition
SAVE 33% off newsstand prices
PAY ONE LOW PRICE of $19.99!
Scroll Up