The Big Sit! 2019 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: Birds-I-View Birders

Captain: Steve Garr
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  2. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  3. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  4. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  5. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  11. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  12. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  13. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  14. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  15. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  16. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  17. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  18. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  19. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  20. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  21. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  22. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  23. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  24. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  25. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  26. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  27. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  28. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Steve and Regina Garr, Nathan McAdams, Jim Rathert, Doris Lehmen, Gloria Overfelt,Theresa Caples, Rick Thom, Betty Richey, Chris Walsh, Jane Frazier

Weather: Temps began in the mid thirties and finally made it up to 60 degrees. A sunny, breezy day.

Location: Birds-I-View Bird Garden, Ellis blvd, Jefferson City, MO

Time At Location: 8:15 am - 6 pm

Highlights this year were: Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Krider's), Bald Eagle, eight Double Crested Cormorants, and a Belted Kingfisher (a "first time species" for Big Sits at the BIV Bird Garden!) While the warblers and the winter sparrows certainly let us down this year, the sharp eyes of some of our Sit participants picked up a great variety of fly-overs. Again this year we send a SPECIAL thank you to the fine members of River Bluffs Audubon Society who joined us at the Big Sit and served as wonderful "Bird Ambassadors" for the day! and MANY thanks to newcomer Nathan McAdams who stayed for the entire event and nabbed a whopping 22 of the the 28 species we encountered. Great job everyone!

The final species of the day was a close up look at eight Double Crested Cormorants! Betty and Steve spied them from the circle as the Cormorants were on their way to a nearby lake.

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