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: Hoagland Heroes

Captain: Joshua Potter
Location: Shunk, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  3. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  4. Barred Owl Strix varia
  5. Long-eared Owl Asio otus
  6. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  7. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  8. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  9. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  10. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  11. Common Raven Corvus corax
  12. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  13. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  14. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  15. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  16. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  17. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  18. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  19. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  20. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Team Notes

Participants: Joshua Potter, Ellory Potter, Joshua Carver

Weather: Cold; Clear at night; Foggy AM in mid-30s

Location: White House Camp, Hoagland Branch Road, Shunk, PA

Time At Location: 8 hours

Notes:
Another beautiful weekend in Sullivan County to count birds! The count circle is about 30 yards from the Hoagland Branch of the Loyalsock River, and recent rains made for loud flowing water that made birding by ear difficult. Overall, the weekend was much less birdy (20 species) than when we conducted this circle two years ago (32 species).

Anecdotes:
The heart of our Big Sit circle is a campfire ring, and the warmth of the fire makes owling in the cold, dark, night all the more enjoyable! 🙂


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