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: HRDABRD at Middle Creek

Captain: Bruce A Carl
Location: Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. American Wigeon Anas americana
  6. Gadwall Anas strepera
  7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  8. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  9. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  10. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  11. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  12. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  15. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  16. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  17. Great Egret Ardea alba
  18. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  19. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  20. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  21. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  22. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  23. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  24. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  25. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  26. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  32. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  33. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  34. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  35. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  36. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  37. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  40. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  41. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  42. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  43. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  44. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  45. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  46. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  47. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  48. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  49. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  50. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  51. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  52. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  53. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  54. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  55. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  56. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  57. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  58. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  59. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  60. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  61. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  62. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  63. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  64. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  65. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  66. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  67. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  68. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  69. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  70. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: (21) participants assisting throughout the day

Weather: temps ranged from 44 - 63 degrees - mostly clear to mostly cloudy skies with mid day light showers - winds light and variable

Location: Middle Creek WMA -Kleinfeltersville, PA - on hillside along Conservation Trail behind the Visitors Center.

Time At Location: 12.5 hours - 4:30 am - 5 pm

Notes:
Another successful BIG SIT @ Middle Creek with (70) species identified. This is our average as well during the six years of doing this count. Cumilative list now stands at (113) species with 6 new species being added today. Some notable sightings included: Northern Harrier, Broad-winged Hawk, a total of (42) Killdeer, American Woodcock, Veery and Swainson's Thrush heard calling before sunrise as they migrated overhead, Cape May Warbler & American Redstart, White-crowned Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager and Eastern Meadowlark.

Anecdotes:
Many thanks to the (21) participants who joined me today as this is a new high for this now annual count. See you all again next year!!


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