Date: 10/15/18 12:21 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: BIG SIT! results from Chatfield
Nice list and sounded like fun in spite of weather!



On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 8:28:29 PM UTC-6, Joey Kellner wrote:

> Thirteen hardy souls participated through the course of the day. 17-25F,
> snowy on and off, steam on the water on and off, windy and calm. Wow!
> Was the weather finicky! A BIG “THANK YOU” to Colorado Parks & Wildlife
> for bringing us hot coffee, donuts and even hot pizza for lunch!!!! Thank
> you SO much!
>
>
>
> In the past, bad weather has brought the most species on the Big Sit, with
> two years with bad weather each having 72 species. This year…75
> species!! Wow!
>
>
>
> None of the participants expected this many after the first half of the
> day with such nasty weather. Highlights were Sabine’s, Bonaparte’s and
> Franklin’s Gulls, multiple flocks of cranes throughout the day totaling 555
> individuals, Surf Scoter, Baird’s and Pectoral Sandpipers, and two Common
> Loons.
>
>
>
> We ran an eBird checklist every hour (so have 12 checklists for the day).
> Total species list is below.
>
>
>
> Cackling Goose
>
> Canada Goose
>
> Wood Duck
>
> Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
>
> Northern Shoveler
>
> Gadwall
>
> American Wigeon
>
> Mallard
>
> Northern Pintail
>
> Green-winged Teal
>
> Ring-necked Duck
>
> Lesser Scaup
>
> Surf Scoter
>
> Bufflehead
>
> Common Merganser
>
> Ruddy Duck
>
> Pied-billed Grebe
>
> Horned Grebe
>
> Eared Grebe
>
> Western Grebe
>
> Mourning Dove
>
> American Coot
>
> Sandhill Crane
>
> Killdeer
>
> Baird's Sandpiper
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper
>
> Wilson's Snipe
>
> Greater Yellowlegs
>
> Sabine's Gull
>
> Bonaparte's Gull
>
> Franklin's Gull
>
> Ring-billed Gull
>
> California Gull
>
> Herring Gull
>
> Common Loon
>
> Double-crested Cormorant
>
> American White Pelican
>
> Great Blue Heron
>
> Osprey
>
> Northern Harrier
>
> Cooper's Hawk
>
> Bald Eagle
>
> Red-tailed Hawk
>
> Great Horned Owl
>
> Belted Kingfisher
>
> Downy Woodpecker
>
> Northern Flicker
>
> American Kestrel
>
> Merlin
>
> Prairie Falcon
>
> Black-billed Magpie
>
> American Crow
>
> Common Raven
>
> Horned Lark
>
> Barn Swallow
>
> Black-capped Chickadee
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch
>
> Western Bluebird
>
> Mountain Bluebird
>
> Townsend's Solitaire
>
> Hermit Thrush
>
> American Robin
>
> American Pipit
>
> House Finch
>
> Lesser Goldfinch
>
> American Goldfinch
>
> Chipping Sparrow
>
> Dark-eyed Junco
>
> White-crowned Sparrow
>
> Song Sparrow
>
> Spotted Towhee
>
> Western Meadowlark
>
> Red-winged Blackbird
>
> Brewer's Blackbird
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
>
>
>
>
>
> Joey Kellner
>
> Littleton, Colorado
>
>
>

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