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: Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

Captain: Brian Taber
Location: Northampton County, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  7. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  14. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  15. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  16. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  17. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  18. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  19. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  20. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  21. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  22. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  27. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  28. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  29. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  30. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  31. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  32. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  33. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  34. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  35. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  36. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  41. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  42. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  43. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  44. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  45. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  46. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  47. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  48. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  49. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  50. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  51. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  52. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  53. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  54. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  55. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  57. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  58. Common Loon Gavia imme
  59. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  60. Merlin Falco columbarius
  61. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  62. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  63. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  64. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  65. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  66. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Team Notes

Participants: Harry Armistead, Chris Foster, Betsy Foster, Steve Thornhill, Paul Shanahan, Anna Stunkel, Megan Murante, Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick, Joe Beatty

Weather: Winds were light and variable, often from the southwest. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly clear

Location: Kiptopeke State Park hawkwatch platform

Time At Location: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM EDT (10.5 hours)

148 Northern Flickers 40 Blue Jays 19 Cedar Waxwings 14 Canada Geese 8 Eastern Bluebirds 8 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers 4 Eastern Meadowlarks (FOS) 3 Eastern Phoebes 3 House Finches 2 Common Nighthawks 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Blue Grosbeak 1 Common Loon 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 House Wren 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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