The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: Commons Ford

Captain: Shelia Hargis
Location: Austin, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  4. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  5. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  6. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  7. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  8. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  9. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  10. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  11. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  12. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  13. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  16. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  17. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  18. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  21. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  24. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  25. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  26. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  27. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  28. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  29. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  30. Common Raven Corvus corax
  31. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  32. Purple Martin Progne subis
  33. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  34. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  35. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  36. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  37. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  38. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  39. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  40. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  41. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  42. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  43. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  44. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  45. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  46. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  47. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  48. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  49. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  50. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  53. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  54. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Weather: 62 - 77 degrees F, overcast most of the day, occasional light wind from the south

Location: Commons Ford Metropolitan Park

Time At Location: 6:08a - 5:00p

Notes:
It was very quiet with several slow periods during the day. There were numerous species we missed, but we persevered and ended with 54 species. One of the highlights was an Anhinga late in the day. This species had not been reported in eBird before at Commons Ford.

Anecdotes:
Monarchs were on the move throughout the day. We had at least 270!


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