The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: Bell Hollow Buteos

Captain: John Carter
Location: Howard, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  6. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  7. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  8. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  11. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  12. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  15. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  16. Barred Owl Strix varia
  17. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  21. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  22. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  25. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  26. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  27. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  28. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  30. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  31. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  32. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  33. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  34. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  35. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  38. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  41. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  42. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  43. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  44. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  45. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: John Carter, Lindera Carter, Mark Nale, Brian Schmoke

Weather: 37 degree start, 59 degree finish temperature. Foggy in the AM, with little to no wind.

Location: Bald Eagle State Park, Sayers Dam- Howard, PA

Time At Location: 4:50AM- 1:10PM

This is our 3rd year at Sayers Dam and 4th overall Big Sit experience. We had bird activity throughout the day with the first bird of the day being a juvenile Great Horned Owl calling within feet of our circle. Another highlight of the day was watching an adult Bald Eagle land at the edge of the water and take a bath which was extremely breath-taking. We counted 18 migrating Monarch Butterflies.

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