The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: Moody Flews

Captain: Greg Whittaker
Location: Galveston, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  2. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  3. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  5. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  8. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  9. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  10. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  11. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  12. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  13. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  14. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  15. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  16. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  17. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  18. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  19. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  20. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  21. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  22. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  23. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  24. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  25. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  26. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  27. Great Egret Ardea alba
  28. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  29. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  30. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  31. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  32. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  33. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  34. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  35. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  36. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  37. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  38. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  39. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  40. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  41. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  42. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  43. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  44. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  45. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  46. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  47. Merlin Falco columbarius
  48. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  49. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  50. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  51. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  52. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  53. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  56. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  57. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  58. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Transient visitors on Colonel Paddlewheel boat through day - otherwise I was the sole participant recording species.

Weather: Strong 25mph north winds through about noon, diminished to 15mph by 3pm.

Location: Colonel Paddlewheel boat docked at Moody Gardens property.

Time At Location: 8am - 3pm

Strong winds kept bird activity down somewhat, but did introduce some unexpected species including Northern Pintail, Anhinga and White Pelicans.

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