The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: Feathered Friends of Iroquois NWR

Captain: Celeste Morien
Location: Basom, New York (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
  3. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  4. Gadwall Anas strepera
  5. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  6. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  7. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  11. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  12. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  13. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  14. American Coot Fulica americana
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  17. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  18. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  19. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  20. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  21. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  22. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  25. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  26. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  27. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  28. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  29. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  30. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  31. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  32. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  33. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  35. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  36. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  37. American Wigeon Anas americana
  38. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  39. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  40. Great Egret Ardea alba
  41. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  42. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  43. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  44. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  45. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Team Notes

Participants: Feathered Friends of Iroquois 27 visitors 6 volunteers

Weather: 36F-65F After dawn, sunny and clear throughout the day.

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Cayuga Pool

Time At Location: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The day started very cold during the pre-dawn first hour and ended with sunny jacket weather mild conditions.

We set up our circle on the kiosk at Cayuga Pool, which had an open area conveniently about 17 feet by 17 feet! At 7:45 AM, a flight of 102 Great Egrets leaving Tonawanda WMA heading east over Cayuga Pool was thrilling. We had Bald Eagle flyovers and Northern Harriers hunting in the marsh. Waterfowl was abundant. We had 27 visitors and many gave donations toward Frineds of Iroquois bird related projects to be completed with the Iroquois Refuge staff.

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