Current 2014 Stats

2014 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 51 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 197 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 161 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 704 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 408 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2014
Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States) – "Exit Hero" – Tom Reed – 150
San Blas (Mexico) – "COAN San Blas" – Mark Stackhouse – 124
Milford, Connecticut (United States) – "B.W. Surf Scopers" – Frank Gallo – 117
Weslaco, Texas (United States) – "Weslaco RedCrowns" – John Yochum – 107
Los Osos, California (United States) – "Pishing in the Wind" – Jim Royer – 103
Seagoville, Texas (United States) – "John Bunker Sands Wetland Bitterns" – Greg Cook – 98
Corpus Christi, Texas (United States) – "Corpus Christi Hawkwatchers" – Libby Even – 91
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) – "Heinz Refuge NWR" – Debbie Beer – 88
Pescadero, California (United States) – "SASsy Seawatchers" – Ginny Marshall – 88
Canfield, Ohio (United States) – "Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary" – Bob Lane – 82
Streetman, Texas (United States) – "Keep Birding Weird" – D D Currie – 81

Registered Sitters—USA

* If you have submitted results, look for your circle counts beside your circle listing.

Alabama — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • Team Flycatcher — Geoffrey Tucker — Cullman, al
  • Wheeler NWR Wingers — Dwight Cooley — Decatur, al (count: 50)
  • Wheeler NWR Sitting Ducks — Dwight Cooley — Decatur, al (SAT) (count: 41)
  • Alaska — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Keen Eye Birders — Toby Burke — Kenai NWR, ak (SAT) (count: 29)
  • Arizona — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Paton House Sitters — Larry Morgan — Patagonia, az (count: 35)
  • Coronado National Memorial — Jennie Duberstein — Hereford, az
  • Arkansas — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Salem Birders — Devin Moon — Pine Bluff, ar (SAT) (count: 20)
  • California — Circles: 4 registered, 3 reporting
  • SASsy Seawatchers — Ginny Marshall — Pescadero, ca (count: 88)
  • Hahn Nuthouse — Annalisa Hahn — Mountain Center, ca
  • Pishing in the Wind — Jim Royer — Los Osos, ca (count: 103)
  • Twitch Whiffers — George Chaniot — Ukiah, ca (SAT) (count: 79)
  • Colorado — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • DFO Insaniacs — Joey Kellner — Littleton, co (count: 54)
  • Scrub J-oakers — Hugh Kingery — Franktown, co (count: 37)
  • Connecticut — Circles: 13 registered, 10 reporting
  • Bobolinks — Robert Dixon — Sterling, ct
  • QVAS Bird Buddies — Eric Eichorn — Meriden, ct (count: 45)
  • B.W. Surf Scopers — Frank Gallo — Milford, ct (count: 117)
  • Grassy Hill — Richard Chyinski — East Lyme, ct (count: 26)
  • Glastonbury Meadow Scopers — Bill Asteriades — Glastonbury, ct (SAT) (count: 62)
  • Station 43 Big Sit — Jay Kaplan — South Windsor, ct (count: 61)
  • Baugwatchers — Robert Dixon — Central Village, ct (count: 56)
  • AEPSIA — Amy Peck — West Haven, ct (count: 34)
  • The Coops — Steve Mayo — New Haven, ct
  • The Four Boys — Michael Student — Orange, ct (count: 40)
  • Acer saccharum — John Triana — Prospect, ct
  • Craig Repasz — Stratford, ct (count: 13)
  • jtriana — John Triana — Prospect, ct (count: 21)
  • Delaware — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • PeregriNATION — Chris Bennett — Lewes, de (SAT) (count: 75)
  • Twitching Talons — Will Almeida — Hockessin, de (SAT) (count: 68)
  • Florida — Circles: 10 registered, 8 reporting
  • Seminole Sitters — Faith Jones — Sanford, fl (count: 53)
  • Smok Duck — Rita Grant — Brooksville, fl (SAT) (count: 28)
  • Celery Fields Forever — Stu Wilson — Sarasota, fl (count: 61)
  • P.E.A.R. Park Volunteers — Gallus Quigley — Leesburg, fl (count: 44)
  • St. Marks Spotters / St. Marks NWR — Robin Will — St. Marks, fl (count: 45)
  • Middle River Merlins — Russ Titus — Wilton Manors, fl (SAT)
  • Falcons — Diane Reed — St. Augustine, fl
  • Lake Sante Fe Sitters — Jacqueline Kern — Keystone Heights, fl (count: 26)
  • Birds By Day Bats By Night — Selena And Mark Kiser — Monticello, fl (SAT) (count: 40)
  • PEAR Demo Garden — Peg Lindsay — Leesburg, fl (count: 18)
  • Georgia — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Mud Flat Pack — Lydia Thompson — Jekyll Island, ga (SAT) (count: 40)
  • Idaho — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Deer Flat Sitters — Cheryl Huizinga — Nampa, id (SAT) (count: 49)
  • Backside Boise Birders — Robert Mortensen — Boise, id (SAT) (count: 49)
  • Owsley Bridge Bird Sitters — Patricia Weber — Hagerman, id (SAT) (count: 56)
  • Team Chaetura — Charles Swift — Lewiston, id (SAT) (count: 47)
  • Illinois — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Heartland Spotters — Chuck Young — Galesburg, il (count: 32)
  • McHenry Audubon — Stacy Iwanicki — Ringwood, il (count: 46)
  • The Speakmans — Robin Speakman — Danville, il (SAT) (count: 13)
  • 1991 Gum Avenue — Sandra Britt — Mulberry Grove, il (count: 20)
  • Indiana — Circles: 3 registered, 3 reporting
  • KnobandValley Audubon — Rod Goforth — Clarksville, in (SAT) (count: 46)
  • Twin Tiercels — Benjamin E. Miller — Howe, in (SAT) (count: 55)
  • FIBS — Natalie Haley — Fort Wayne, in (count: 34)
  • Iowa — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • Carl Bendorf — Solon, ia
  • The Lakers — Carolyn Fischer — Clear Lake, ia (count: 31)
  • Team Vogel — Bill Tollefson — Cedar Rapids, ia (count: 21)
  • Kansas — Circles: 1 registered
  • Olathe Lake — Jeff Witters — Olathe, ks (SAT)
  • Kentucky — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • MoonFarm Nature Group — Marta Coleman — Fulton, ky (SAT) (count: 24)
  • Louisiana — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Bird Nerds — Laurie & Dan Mooney — Plaquemine Locks Sta, la (count: 55)
  • Maine — Circles: 4 registered, 3 reporting
  • Gilsland Gulls — Turk Duddy — Falmouth, me (SAT) (count: 53)
  • Cape Cardinals — Turk Duddy — Kennebunkport, me (count: 34)
  • Cathance Count — Tracy Rousseau — Bowdoinham, me
  • Maquoit Bay Birders — Gordon Smith — Brunswick, me (count: 70)
  • Maryland — Circles: 11 registered, 8 reporting
  • Patuxent Wildlife Refuge — Ross Feldner — Laurel, md (SAT) (count: 31)
  • Kennard Kuckoos — Jim Wilson — Centreville, md (SAT)
  • Montgomery County Sitting Ducks — Chuck Parker — Boyds, md (count: 54)
  • Caroline Blue Birds — Debby Bennett — Ridgely, md (SAT) (count: 51)
  • Patuxent Migratory Robbins — Chandler S. Robbins — Laurel, md (count: 68)
  • Kentish Plovers — Walter Ellison — Rock Hall, md (count: 70)
  • Smallwood Sharp Eyes — Chandler S Robbins — Pasadena, md
  • Southern Jug Bay — Danny Bystrak — Bristol, md
  • Patuxent North Trackers — Andrea Robbins — Laurel, md (SAT) (count: 44)
  • Terp Twitchers — Josh Kiner — College Park, md (count: 45)
  • one lonely birder — Eli Anders — queen anne, md (count: 74)
  • Massachusetts — Circles: 3 registered, 1 reporting
  • Mud Puppies — James P. Smith — Turner's Falls, ma (SAT)
  • Gill Sky Birders — James P. Smith — Gill, ma
  • Harvard Half-Hearteds — Corey Husic — Cambridge, ma (count: 13)
  • Michigan — Circles: 5 registered, 5 reporting
  • Metro Munchers — Tom Heatley — Harrison Township, mi (count: 69)
  • Caspians — Frank Apsey — Harrisville, mi (count: 6)
  • Washtenaw Wingnuts — Don Chalfant — Whitmore Lake, mi (SAT) (count: 61)
  • Camp Remote — Russell Emmons — Casco, mi (SAT) (count: 21)
  • Audubon Society of Kalamazoo, Michigan — Jan Shillito — Mattawan, mi (count: 36)
  • Minnesota — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Grosbreasted Rosebeaks — Paul Fank — Dassel, mn (count: 42)
  • Boreal Birdometers — Bill Tefft — Ely, mn
  • Mississippi — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • PWAS — Diane Lafferty — Hattiesburg, ms (count: 24)
  • Missouri — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • Eagle Eyes Squaw Creek NWR — Brent Galliart — Mound City, mo (SAT) (count: 32)
  • Birds-I-View Birders — Steve Garr — Jefferson City, mo (SAT) (count: 43)
  • Swan Sitters — Doris Fitchett — Sumner, mo
  • New Hampshire — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Pondicherry NWR Marsh Hawks — David Govatski — Pondicherry NWR, nh (count: 38)
  • KingFishers — Jeremy Faucher — Chesterfield, nh (count: 20)
  • Packcipiters — Katrina Fenton — Peterborough, nh (SAT) (count: 25)
  • CarterHillNH — Jess Cosentino — Concord, nh (count: 23)
  • New Jersey — Circles: 5 registered, 4 reporting
  • The Celery Stalkers — Carol Flanagan — Allendale, nj (SAT) (count: 51)
  • Atlantic Audubon Society — Becky Hedden — Oceanville, nj
  • Swamp Sitters — Nancy Felicito — Great Swamp NWR, nj (count: 72)
  • Exit Hero — Tom Reed — Cape May Point, nj (count: 150)
  • Lk Pine Gray Gooses — Maggie Thomas — Medford, nj (count: 36)
  • New Mexico — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Letter to Henslow's Sparrow — Steve Brenner — Manzano, nm (SAT)
  • New York — Circles: 6 registered, 5 reporting
  • Lenoir Lunatics — Michael Bochnik — Yonkers, ny (SAT) (count: 55)
  • SCASbirders — Renee Davis — Wurtsboro, ny (count: 44)
  • Yardbirds — Liz Kirchner — Fresh Meadows, ny (count: 15)
  • Sit in the City — Corey Finger — Queens, ny (count: 74)
  • East Aurora Bird Club — Mary Steuer — Grand Island, ny (count: 22)
  • wilawana birders — Virginia Smith — chemung, ny (count: 19)
  • North Carolina — Circles: 7 registered, 6 reporting
  • The Riverbend Redstarts — Dwayne Martin — Conover, nc (count: 31)
  • Sandhills Skywatchers — Nancy Williamson — Southern Pines, nc (SAT) (count: 34)
  • Pea Island NWR — Jeff Lewis — Pea Island NWR, nc (count: 59)
  • Caw Caw — Tracie Roseberry — LumberBridge, nc (count: 19)
  • MECKBIRDERS — David Lovett — huntersville, nc (count: 49)
  • Falls Lake BIRDRANGERS — Brian Bockhahn — Wake Forest, nc
  • YMCA Warblers — Steve Davria — Gastonia, nc (count: 14)
  • North Dakota — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Warbler Woodland Watchers — Paulette Scherr — Arrowwood NWR, nd (count: 52)
  • Ohio — Circles: 11 registered, 9 reporting
  • GMAS ACE BIRDERS — Gary Cowell Jr. — Mifflin, oh (count: 43)
  • The Dean Clan — Patricia Dean — Prospect, oh (count: 26)
  • Heart by Nature Retreat — Cindy Steffen — Lynx, oh (SAT) (count: 41)
  • DudleyDowright — Helen Wright-north — Dayton, oh (SAT) (count: 40)
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center — Jim Mccormac — Columbus, oh
  • Whipple Bird Club — Bill Thompson, Iii — Whipple, oh (count: 70)
  • Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary — Bob Lane — Canfield, oh (count: 82)
  • Brumbaugh Birders — Chuck Mcclaugherty — Minerva, oh (SAT) (count: 42)
  • smartycircle — Sister Marty Dermody — Mount St. Joseph, oh
  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes — Julie West — Cleveland, oh (count: 50)
  • The Dawes Arboretum — Kristofer Davis — Newark, oh (SAT) (count: 48)
  • Oregon — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Lower Columbia Birders — Mike Patterson — Seaside, or (count: 54)
  • Chunkos — Al Ahlgrim — Oregon City, or (count: 20)
  • Pennsylvania — Circles: 28 registered, 20 reporting
  • Shavers Creek — Doug Wentzel — Petersburg, pa (SAT) (count: 34)
  • Berks Conservancy — Kim Lewis — Reading, pa (SAT)
  • Heinz Refuge NWR — Debbie Beer — Philadelphia, pa (count: 88)
  • HRDABRD at Middle Creek — Bruce A Carl — Kleinfeltersville, pa (count: 73)
  • Millbrook Marsh Wrens — Melissa Freed — State College, pa (SAT) (count: 53)
  • AHBC — Lisa Chapman — Smethport, pa (SAT) (count: 21)
  • Swatara Swainsons — David Mcnaughton — Pine Grove, pa (count: 55)
  • Chambers Lake Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Coatesville, pa (SAT) (count: 75)
  • Longwood Gardens Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Kennett Square, pa (count: 63)
  • PVCAsitters — Jim Flanagan — Spring Mills, pa (SAT) (count: 54)
  • Henrys — Valerie Barnes — Fayetteville, pa
  • wandering albatrosses — Grant Stevenson — fountain hill, pa (SAT)
  • NOTSLAR PTB — Norwood Frederick — Ralston, pa (count: 27)
  • Greencove Wetlands — Aidan Place — Avella, pa (count: 40)
  • Marsh Harriers — Vernon Gauthier — Newville, pa (SAT)
  • ExtonPark — Carol Kuniholm — Exton, pa (SAT) (count: 62)
  • Juniata Juncos — Chad Kauffman — Mifflintown, pa (SAT) (count: 41)
  • Dead Wood Birders — Joe Sebastiani — Avondale, pa (count: 67)
  • Militia Hill Squatters — Rich Conroy — Fort Washington, pa (count: 80)
  • MHHW Squatters — Rich Conroy — Fort Washington, pa (count: 80)
  • Rimersburg my house — Mark Moore — Rimersburg, pa (SAT) (count: 16)
  • Pluto Yardbirds — Tom Pluto — Boalsburg, pa (SAT)
  • Rose Tree Redtails — Holly Merker — Media, pa (count: 62)
  • PetersPlovers — G. Gerben — Venetia, pa
  • Big Spring Blues — Vernon Gauthier — Newville, pa (SAT) (count: 47)
  • Boyce Mayview Loons — Shannon Thompson — Upper St. Clair, pa
  • Bald Eagle SP Storm Birds — Matt Truesdale — Bald Eagle State Par, pa (SAT) (count: 41)
  • Troyers Talons — Aden Troyer — Oakland Mills, pa (SAT) (count: 34)
  • Rhode Island — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Ocean State Bird Club — Dan Berard — Jamestown, ri (count: 79)
  • South Carolina — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • toogoodoo — Bruce Krucke — Yonges island, sc (SAT) (count: 39)
  • Waccamaw Audubon Soc — Richard Moore — Murrells Inlet, sc (count: 35)
  • Table Rock — Scott Stegenga — Pickens, sc (SAT) (count: 24)
  • ColumbiaAudubon — John Grego — Fort Motte, sc (count: 34)
  • South Dakota — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • sfbc — Mick Zerr — Sioux Falls, sd (count: 12)
  • Small Acres — Jan Small — Vermillion, sd (count: 20)
  • Tennessee — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Vansbest — Kathleen Van Orsdel — Talbott, tn (SAT) (count: 16)
  • Texas — Circles: 13 registered, 11 reporting
  • C-City Sitting Ducks — Kyle O'haver — Colorado City, tx (count: 61)
  • Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society — Norma Friedrich — Los Fresnos, tx (SAT) (count: 57)
  • Keep Birding Weird — D D Currie — Streetman, tx (SAT) (count: 81)
  • LCCSP-Sitting Ducks — Kyle O'haver — Colorado City, tx (SAT)
  • Weslaco RedCrowns — John Yochum — Weslaco, tx (count: 107)
  • Riviera Springs Bird — Twyla Grace — Cedar Park, tx (SAT)
  • Team Balcones — Laurie Foss — Bertram, tx (count: 44)
  • John Bunker Sands Wetland Bitterns — Greg Cook — Seagoville, tx (count: 98)
  • Laredo MM Audubon — Daniel Perales — Laredo, tx (count: 35)
  • Corpus Christi Hawkwatchers — Libby Even — Corpus Christi, tx (SAT) (count: 91)
  • Super-silly-em! — Ted Drozdowski — Waxahachie, tx (SAT) (count: 50)
  • Pedernales Peepers — Lydia Middendorf — Johnson City, tx (count: 18)
  • Trinity River Refuge — Stuart Marcus — Dayton, tx (count: 48)
  • Utah — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Wasatch Audubon Mountain Chickadees — Katie Mcvey — West Bountiful, ut (SAT) (count: 45)
  • Utah Lakers — Eric Huish — Provo, ut (SAT) (count: 45)
  • Vermont — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Loonatics - Birds of Vermont Museum — Erin Talmage — Huntington, vt (count: 28)
  • Virginia — Circles: 8 registered, 6 reporting
  • roxys birders — Tom Dilts — midlothian, va (count: 22)
  • Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory — Brian Taber — Northampton County, va (SAT) (count: 52)
  • Riverbend — John Callow — Great Falls, va (count: 59)
  • Riverbend — John Callow — Great Falls, va (SAT) (count: 59)
  • Burnt Chimney Swifts — Tim Quinn — Burnt Chimney, va (SAT) (count: 15)
  • Wirtz Whip-poor-wills — Alyce Quinn — Wirtz, va (SAT) (count: 12)
  • Frog Waller — Donna Finnegan — Spotsylvania County, va (SAT)
  • Goosebump Gulch birds — Joyce Holt — Salem, va (count: 6)
  • Washington — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • South Meadowlarks — Neil Zimmerman — Seattle, wa (SAT) (count: 52)
  • Bainbride Birders — Heather Moravec — Bainbridge Island, wa (SAT) (count: 22)
  • Bingen Pond - V Cove — Stuart Johnston — Bingen, wa (SAT)
  • West Virginia — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Ohio River Islands NWR — Richard Esker — Williamstown, wv (SAT)
  • Dam Sitters — Mindy Waldron — Jumping Branch, wv (SAT) (count: 46)
  • Wisconsin — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Old Coots — Jeff Bahls — Horicon Marsh State , wi (SAT) (count: 38)
  • The Kickapoo Valley Birding Club — Barbara Duerksen — La Farge, wi (SAT) (count: 24)
  • FBMP Migrants — Rebecca Sher — Town of Belgium, wi (count: 70)
  • BirdMilwaukee — Joseph Devereaux — Milwaukee, wi (SAT) (count: 37)
  • Registered Sitters—Canada

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    Ontario — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Little Orange Team — Kelly Buehler — Toronto, ON (count: 20)
  • Registered International Sitters

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    Trinidad and Tobago — Circles: 1 registered
  • AWNCBellbirds — Ann Sealey — Arima (SAT)
  • Israel — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Hoopoe — Yoram Zvik — Yerucham (SAT) (count: 71)
  • United Kingdom — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • The Glam Birders — Graham Powell — Bridgend, Wales (SAT) (count: 35)
  • Panama — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Bill & Claudia in Cerro Azul — William Ahrens — Los Altos del Cerro (SAT) (count: 54)
  • Petrels In Panama — Leslie Lieurance — Los Altos de Cerro A (SAT) (count: 35)
  • Mexico — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • COAN San Blas — Mark Stackhouse — San Blas (SAT) (count: 124)
  • Italy — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Amici del Farfa — Edward Mueller — Montopoli di Sabina (SAT) (count: 26)
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