Current 2018 Stats

2018 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 38 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 143 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 70 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 306 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 306 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2014
Hennepin, Illinois (United States) — "Mighty Mighty Jizz Masters" — Jeff & Larry — 102
Pescadero, California (United States) — "SASsy Seawatchers" — Jennifer Rycenga — 86
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) — "John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge" — Debbie Beer — 80
grayslake, Illinois (United States) — "Rollins Raptors" — Beau Schaefer — 75
Northampton County, Virginia (United States) — "Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory" — Brian Taber — 74
Unionville, Indiana (United States) — "Sitting Duck Deck Sitters" — James Hengeveld — 72
Canfield, Ohio (United States) — "Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary" — Bob Lane — 72
Glastonbury, Connecticut (United States) — "Glastonbury Meadow Scopers" — Bill Asteriades — 71
Coatesville, Pennsylvania (United States) — "Chambers Lake Early Birders" — Larry Lewis — 69
Avondale, Pennsylvania (United States) — "Bucktoe Early Birders" — Larry Lewis — 69
Breckenridge, Texas (United States) — "Hubbard Creek HOME-s" — Greg Cook — 69
Sarasota, Florida (United States) — "Celery Fields Forever" — Stu Wilson — 66
Sandy Hook, Highland, New Jersey (United States) — "Sandy Hook Half Mooners" — Rob And Lisa Ann Fanning — 65
Whitmore Lake, Michigan (United States) — "Washtenaw Wingnuts" — Don Chalfant — 65

Registered Sitters—USA

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

California — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • SASsy Seawatchers — Jennifer Rycenga — Pescadero, ca (count: 86)
  • Pishing in the Wind — Jim Royer — Los Osos, ca
  • LC Crew — Laura Lea — Oroville, ca (count: 9)
  • Colorado — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • DFO Insaniacs — Joey Kellner — Littleton, co
  • Scrub J-oakers — Hugh Kingery — Franktown, co (count: 28)
  • Connecticut — Circles: 10 registered, 4 reporting
  • Baugwatchers — Robert Dixon — Central Village, ct (count: 64)
  • Sawmill Preserve — Rich Chyinski — Salem , ct
  • QVAS Bird Buddies — Eric Eichorn — Meriden, ct
  • Hartford Audubon Society — Brian Kleinman — South Winsdor, ct
  • Riverbound Farm — Eric Eichorn — Cheshire, ct
  • Glastonbury Meadow Scopers — Bill Asteriades — Glastonbury, ct (count: 71)
  • AEPSIA — Amy Peck — West Haven, ct (count: 37)
  • The Zeep Complex — Stefan Martin — Stratford, ct
  • BlueBirders — Tony Belejack — Wallingford, ct (count: 21)
  • B.W. Surf Scopers — Frank Gallo — Milford, ct
  • Delaware — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • SussexBirdClubDE — James Reed — Lewes, de (count: 49)
  • Florida — Circles: 9 registered, 3 reporting
  • Celery Fields Forever — Stu Wilson — Sarasota, fl (count: 66)
  • Smok Duck — Rita Grant — Brooksville, fl (count: 32)
  • Seminole Sitters — Marguerite Terwilleger — Sanford, fl
  • St. Marks Spotters / St. Marks NWR — Robin Will — St. Marks, fl
  • Birds By Day Bats By Night — Selena And Mark Kiser — Monticello, fl
  • Fasthogs — Bonnie Hauger — Stuart, fl
  • ASE Snail Kites — Linda Mccandless — Boynton Beach, fl
  • Under Bridge Sitters — Ray Scory — Port Orange, fl
  • Bill & Claudia in Cedar Key FL — William Ahrens — Cedar Key, fl (count: 15)
  • Georgia — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • sarcelle soucrourou — Patrick Brisse — Tucker, ga (count: 43)
  • Ozcampers — Russ Titus — Unadilla, ga
  • Idaho — Circles: 1 registered
  • Backside Boise Birders — R L Rowland — Boise, id
  • Illinois — Circles: 4 registered, 2 reporting
  • Rollins Raptors — Beau Schaefer — grayslake, il
  • Mighty Mighty Jizz Masters — Jeff & Larry — Hennepin, il (count: 102)
  • HackmatackNWR4Birds — Cindy Skrukrud — Ringwood, il
  • Rollins Raptors — Beau Schaefer — grayslake, il (count: 75)
  • Indiana — Circles: 4 registered, 2 reporting
  • Hemingway Observers — Tiffany Parker — Rome City, in
  • Team Solo — June Kohler — South Bend, in (count: 17)
  • Jim Brown — Linton, in
  • Sitting Duck Deck Sitters — James Hengeveld — Unionville, in (count: 72)
  • Iowa — Circles: 2 registered
  • The Lakers — Carolyn Fischer — Clear Lake, ia
  • Heartland Spotters — Chuck Young — Galesburg, ia
  • Kentucky — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Moon-Farm Nature Group — Marta Coleman — Fulton, ky (count: 20)
  • TwoBirds — Jennifer Snyder — Hodgenville, ky (count: 41)
  • Louisiana — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Bird Nerds — Laurie & Dan Mooney — Plaquemine, la (count: 40)
  • Maine — Circles: 3 registered
  • Maquoit Bay Birders — Gordon Smith — Brunswick, me
  • Gilsland Gulls — Turk Duddy — Falmouth, me
  • Cape Cardinals — Turk Duddy — Kennebunkport, me
  • Maryland — Circles: 6 registered, 3 reporting
  • Montgomery County Sitting Ducks — Chuck Parker — Boyds, md
  • Caroline Blue Birds — Debby Bennett — Ridgely, md (count: 36)
  • Kentish Plovers — Walter Ellison — Rock Hall, md
  • Takoma Parked — Tim Guida — Takoma Park, md (count: 43)
  • Kennard Kuckoos — Jim Wilson — Centreville, md
  • The Woodbinoculars — Rick Sussman — Woodbine, md (count: 41)
  • Massachusetts — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Wapiti Watchers — Patrick Englehardt — Winchendon, ma (count: 19)
  • Wharf Lane Jaegers — Alexander Burdo — Yarmouth Port, ma
  • Michigan — Circles: 5 registered, 1 reporting
  • TC Thrashers — Joe Cesolini — Traverse City, mi
  • Metro Munchers — Joanna Pease — Harrison Township, mi
  • Washtenaw Wingnuts — Don Chalfant — Whitmore Lake, mi (count: 65)
  • Camp Remote — Russell Emmons — Casco, mi
  • Michigan Lake Week 2018 — Patrick Wright — Harrisville, mi
  • Minnesota — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Grosbreasted Rosebeaks — Paul Fank — Dassel, mn (count: 51)
  • Boreal Birdometers — Bill Tefft — Ely, mn
  • Mississippi — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • PWAS — Larry Basden — Hattiesburg, ms (count: 52)
  • Missouri — Circles: 6 registered, 1 reporting
  • The Blue Birds — Eric Wood — Columbia, mo
  • Birds-I-View Birders — Steve Garr — Jefferson City, mo (count: 35)
  • Bill's Deck Sitters — Bill Eddleman — Cape Girardeau, mo
  • waldo birders sit3-0 W — James Bair — KANSAS CITY, mo
  • Holts Summit — Tom Halfen — HOLTS SUMMIT, mo
  • MEAS — Brent Galliart — Mound City, mo
  • Nebraska — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center — Jason St. Sauver — Denton, ne (count: 32)
  • New Hampshire — Circles: 5 registered, 3 reporting
  • Pondicherry NWR Marsh Hawks — David Govatski — Pondicherry NWR, nh
  • Copps and Robbins — Andrea Robbins — Tuftonboro, nh (count: 59)
  • Odiornithologists — Andrea Robbins — Rye, nh (count: 46)
  • Packcipiters — Chad Witko — Peterborough, nh
  • Robbins Deck — Andrea Robbins — Pittsfield, nh (count: 33)
  • New Jersey — Circles: 5 registered, 1 reporting
  • Sandy Hook Half Mooners — Rob And Lisa Ann Fanning — Sandy Hook, Highland, nj (count: 65)
  • The Celery Stalkers — Carol Flanagan — Allendale, nj
  • Swamp Sitters — Janet Stadelmeier — Basking Ridge, nj
  • Exit Hero — Tom Reed — Cape May Point, nj
  • NJ Tide Fans — Sharon Caldwell — Millstone , nj
  • New Mexico — Circles: 1 registered
  • RGNC — Jim Mosley — Rio Rancho, nm
  • New York — Circles: 4 registered, 3 reporting
  • Lenoir Lunatics — Michael Bochnik — Yonkers, ny
  • East Aurora Bird Club — Mary Steuer — Grand Island, ny (count: 19)
  • Mearns Bird Club — Kathleen Ashman — Florida, ny (count: 46)
  • Ann Lee Ponders — Tom Williams — Colonie, ny (count: 37)
  • North Carolina — Circles: 4 registered, 1 reporting
  • Piedmont Pishers — Lynne Gray — Greensboro, nc
  • The Riverbend Redstarts — Dwayne Martin — Claremont, nc
  • MECKBIRDERS — Ron Clark — Huntersville, nc (count: 55)
  • Forsyth Audubon — Nathan Gatto — Winston-Salem , nc
  • Ohio — Circles: 8 registered, 4 reporting
  • Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary — Bob Lane — Canfield, oh (count: 72)
  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes — Julie West — Cleveland, oh
  • DudleyDowright — Helen Wright-north — Dayton, oh
  • Brumbaugh Birders — Adam Zorn — Minerva, oh (count: 25)
  • The Dean Clan — Patricia Dean — Prospect, oh
  • GMAS ACE BIRDERS — Gary Cowell Jr. — Mifflin, oh (count: 51)
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center — Michael Goldman — Columbus, oh
  • Compa├▒eros de Observaci├│n de Aves — Cameron Svoboda — Reynoldsburg, oh (count: 23)
  • Oregon — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Lower Columbia Birders — Mike Patterson — Seaside, or (count: 48)
  • Pennsylvania — Circles: 22 registered, 15 reporting
  • Bell Hollow Buteos — John Carter — Howard, pa (count: 57)
  • West Fairview Mergansers — Vern Gauthier — Enola, pa (count: 48)
  • NickMeg — Meg Kolodick — Oil City, pa (count: 28)
  • HRDABRD at Middle Creek — Bruce A Carl — Kleinfeltersville, pa
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge — Debbie Beer — Philadelphia, pa (count: 80)
  • Juniata Juncos — Chad Kauffman — Port Royal, pa (count: 42)
  • Yoder Preserve — Alan Maceachren — Boalsburg, pa (count: 25)
  • Lancaster County Counters — Josh Houck — Conestoga, pa
  • Shaver's Creek — Doug Wentzel — Petersburg, pa (count: 56)
  • The Montour Merlins — Lauren Shaffer — Danville, pa (count: 36)
  • PVCAsitters — Jim Flanagan — Spring Mills, pa
  • ExtonPark — Mike Hartshorne — Exton, pa
  • Hilltoppers — Roy Ickes — Washington, pa (count: 27)
  • Chambers Lake Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Coatesville, pa (count: 69)
  • Bucktoe Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Avondale, pa (count: 69)
  • RoseTree — Al Guarente — Media, pa
  • TNP big sit — Brandon Swayser — Schnecksville, pa (count: 48)
  • Hoagland Heroes — Joshua Potter — Shunk, pa
  • Farm Sitters — Derek Stoner — Lancaster , pa (count: 55)
  • TPR Birder — Linette Mansberger — New Oxford, pa (count: 26)
  • Debra Siefken — Debra Siefken — Orrtanna , pa
  • Stone Mt Hawkwatch — Jon Kauffman — Allensville, pa (count: 28)
  • Rhode Island — Circles: 1 registered
  • Ocean State Bird Club — Dan Berard — Jamestown, ri
  • South Carolina — Circles: 2 registered
  • Table Rock — Scott Stegenga — Pickens, sc
  • TBD — John Ebert — Columbia, sc
  • South Dakota — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • NWF180212 — Mick Zerr — Sioux Falls, sd (count: 16)
  • Texas — Circles: 7 registered, 3 reporting
  • Cyanocorax of Quinta Mazatlan — John Brush — McAllen, tx
  • Moody Flews — Greg Whittaker — Galveston, tx (count: 45)
  • Super-silly-em! — Ted Drozdowski — Waxahachie, tx (count: 52)
  • Weslaco RedCrowns — John Yochum — Weslaco, tx
  • Commons Ford — Shelia Hargis — Austin, tx
  • Swarovski Sitting Hawks — Libby Even — Corpus Christi, tx
  • Hubbard Creek HOME-s — Greg Cook — Breckenridge, tx (count: 69)
  • Vermont — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • Missisquoi Marsh Mellows — Rich Kelley — Swanton, vt (count: 48)
  • Jericho Juncos — Maeve Kim — JERICHO, vt (count: 19)
  • Loonatics - Birds of Vermont Museum — Erin Talmage — Huntington, vt
  • Virginia — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Riverbend — John Callow — Great Falls, va (count: 53)
  • Fredericksburg Flighty Flickers — Sally Knight — Stafford, va (count: 44)
  • Richmond Audubon Society — Ellison Orcutt — Richmond, va (count: 50)
  • Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory — Brian Taber — Northampton County, va (count: 74)
  • Washington — Circles: 3 registered, 1 reporting
  • South Meadowlarks — Neil Zimmerman — Seattle, wa (count: 56)
  • BAG Birders — Genevieve Johannsen — , wa
  • Lame Ducks — Scott Hoskin — Seattle, wa
  • West Virginia — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Dam Sitters — Mindy Waldron — Jumping Branch, wv (count: 37)
  • Wisconsin — Circles: 4 registered, 2 reporting
  • BirdMilwaukee — Joseph Devereaux — Milwaukee, wi (count: 36)
  • Old Coots — Jeff Bahls — Horicon , wi
  • Birders Brunch Bunch — Julie Woodcock — Manitowoc, wi (count: 27)
  • The Kickapoo Valley Birding Club — Barbara Duerksen — La Farge, wi
  • Registered Sitters—Canada

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    Registered International Sitters

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    United Kingdom — Circles: 1 registered
  • Tall Twitcher — Graham Powell — Newport
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