The Big Sit! 2019 Statistics

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Team Information: SASsy Seawatchers

Captain: Jennifer Rycenga
Location: Pescadero, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  5. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  6. Gadwall Anas strepera
  7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  8. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  9. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  10. Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  11. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  12. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  13. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  14. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  15. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  16. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  17. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  18. Sora Porzana carolina
  19. American Coot Fulica americana
  20. Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
  21. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  22. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  23. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  24. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  25. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  26. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  27. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  28. Sanderling Calidris alba
  29. Surfbird Calidris virgata
  30. dowitcher sp.
  31. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  32. Common Murre Uria aalge
  33. Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata
  34. California Gull Larus californicus
  35. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  36. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  37. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  38. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  39. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  40. Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  41. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  42. Common Loon Gavia imme
  43. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  44. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  45. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  46. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  47. Great Egret Ardea alba
  48. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  49. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  50. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  51. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  52. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  53. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  54. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  55. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  56. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  57. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  58. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  59. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  60. Merlin Falco columbarius
  61. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  62. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  63. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  64. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  65. Common Raven Corvus corax
  66. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  67. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  68. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  69. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  70. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  71. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  72. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  73. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  74. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  75. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  76. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  77. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  78. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  79. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  80. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  81. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  82. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  83. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  84. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  85. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  86. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  87. American Wigeon Anas americana
  88. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  89. Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
  90. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Team Notes

Participants: Donna Pomeroy, Doug Pomeroy, Ann Kelly, Ginny Marshall, Leslie Flint, Nelle Lyons, Marshall Dinowitz, Lisa, Leslie, Donna, Doug, Ginny, Anne, Ed Ching, Perry McCarty, Chris Hayward, Chris O’Connell, Gary Deghi, Ed and Sharon, Joshua Bobcat Stacey, Nelle Lyons, Steve Patt, John Epperson and Jennifer Rycenga

Weather: Generally good. Some fog between 8:00 and 9:00 am, and seasonably cool throughout the day. Clear with good sightlines to the sea

Location: Pescadero State Beach and Marsh Natural Area

Time At Location: Twelve hours 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

We had a good day, with observations in every hour. The camaraderie was the best - lots of chairs, delicious and plentiful junk food, always enough scopes, and people looking in every direction. The ladder was unnecessary this year, but the tidal movement on the North Pond was interesting to follow. This was our ninth year up on the hill, and one of our better days (above average, in fact).

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