The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: Shaver's Creek

Captain: Doug Wentzel
Location: Petersburg, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  5. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  8. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  16. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  17. Barred Owl Strix varia
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  21. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  25. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  26. Merlin Falco columbarius
  27. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  28. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  29. Common Raven Corvus corax
  30. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  31. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  32. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  33. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  34. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  35. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  36. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  39. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  42. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  43. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  44. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  45. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  46. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  47. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  48. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  49. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  50. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  51. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  52. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  53. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  54. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  55. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Team Notes

Participants: Doug Wentzel, Jon Kauffman, Sean McLaughlin, Alicia Palmer, Brian Sedgwick, Logan Sedgwick, Clarissa Haak, & Lizzy Haak.

Weather: Cloudy start, rain showers from 1:30 am until 10:30 am; mostly cloudy for the rest of the day, temperature between 45 and 50 F

Location: Boardwalk platform at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Time At Location: 13 hours total

Notes:
Our 11th Big Sit was 2 shy of our high count! First bird was a Barred Owl at 12:30 am, last bird recorded was an Osprey -- raptor bookends.

Anecdotes:
Fly by Merlin always a treat, except the team captain was away on an egg sandwich run and missed the bird.


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