The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: Missisquoi Marsh Mellows

Captain: Rich Kelley
Location: Swanton, Vermont (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  4. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  5. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  6. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  13. Merlin Falco columbarius
  14. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  15. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  16. Common Raven Corvus corax
  17. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  18. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  19. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  20. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  21. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  22. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  23. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  24. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  25. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  26. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  27. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  28. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  29. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  30. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  31. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  32. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  33. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Core group of 4 (Julie, Carol, Jim O, and Rich). Another 10-12 observers at various times throughout the day

Weather: Mostly clear, fairly calm, unseasonably warm. Beautiful day!

Location: Observation platform at the Stephen J Young Marsh on the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

Time At Location: 6am to 6pm

Notes:
Beautiful fall day today! Not much wind, which seemed to limit bird activity, but made it much more enjoyable to be out. Steady activity, with the expected afternoon lull. Even without a lot of activity, we added 7 new species to our Big Sit list.

Anecdotes:
Highlight was likely 2-3 large flights of cormorants that flew directly over us. Over 1000 birds in about 10 minutes, very impressive sound as they passed over.


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