Current 2019 Stats

2019 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 45 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 161 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 120 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 475 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 373 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2019
Santa Lucia Cotz. (Guatemala) — "Lost Tinamous" — Everilda Buchan — 102
Los Osos, California (United States) — "Pishing in the Wind" — Jim Royer — 101
Galveston, Texas (United States) — "Galveston Ornithological Society" — Jim Stevenson — 96
Milford, Connecticut (United States) — "B.W. Surf Scopers" — Frank Gallo — 93
Pescadero, California (United States) — "SASsy Seawatchers" — Jennifer Rycenga — 90
Jamestown, Rhode Island (United States) — "Ocean State Bird Club" — Dan Berard — 87
Weslaco, Texas (United States) — "Weslaco RedCrowns" — John Yochum — 86
Balmorhea Lake, Texas (United States) — "Keep Birding Weird" — D D Currie — 78
Littleton, Colorado (United States) — "DFO Insaniacs" — Joey Kellner — 75
Basking Ridge, New Jersey (United States) — "Swamp Sitters" — Janet Stadelmeier — 74

Registered Sitters—USA

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

Alabama — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Team Flycatcher — Geoffrey Tucker — Cullman, al (count: 35)
  • California — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • SASsy Seawatchers — Jennifer Rycenga — Pescadero, ca (count: 90)
  • Pishing in the Wind — Jim Royer — Los Osos, ca (count: 101)
  • Colorado — Circles: 3 registered, 1 reporting
  • DFO Insaniacs — Joey Kellner — Littleton, co (count: 75)
  • Corvidcrush — Gina Sanchez — Aurora, co
  • Scrub J-oakers — Hugh Kingery — Franktown, co
  • Connecticut — Circles: 8 registered, 7 reporting
  • Baugwatchers — Robert Dixon — Central Village, ct
  • QVAS Bird Buddies — Eric Eichorn — Meriden, ct (SAT) (count: 32)
  • Riverbound Farm — Eric Eichorn — Cheshire, ct (count: 11)
  • Sawmill Preserve — Rich Chyinski — Salem , ct (count: 23)
  • B.W. Surf Scopers — Frank Gallo — Milford, ct (count: 93)
  • The Coops — Steve Mayo — New Haven, ct (count: 49)
  • AEPSIA — Amy Peck — West Haven, ct (SAT) (count: 33)
  • Acer saccharum — John Triana — Prospect, ct (count: 14)
  • Delaware — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Little Creek, Big Sit — Chris Bennett — Little Creek, de (count: 68)
  • Florida — Circles: 9 registered, 6 reporting
  • Seminole Sitters — Marguerite Terwilleger — Sanford, fl
  • ASE Snail Kites — Linda Mccandless — Wellington, fl (SAT) (count: 49)
  • Celery Fields Forever — Stu Wilson — Sarasota, fl (count: 60)
  • Smok Duck — Rita Grant — Brooksville, fl (SAT) (count: 19)
  • Bill & Claudia in Cedar Key FL — William Ahrens — Cedar Key, fl (count: 18)
  • Viera Wetlands — James Golian — Viera , fl (SAT)
  • SCAS Big Sitters — Bert Alm — Melbourne, fl (SAT) (count: 41)
  • Birds By Day Bats By Night — Selena And Mark Kiser — Monticello, fl (count: 52)
  • DBARBORETUM — Gerald Behan — Deerfield Beach, fl (SAT)
  • Georgia — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • sarcelle soucrourou — Patrick Brisse — Tucker, ga (count: 47)
  • Ozcampers — Russ Titus — Unadilla, ga (count: 46)
  • Idaho — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Backside Boise Birders — R L Rowland — Ada County, id (count: 41)
  • Illinois — Circles: 4 registered, 2 reporting
  • Rollins Savanna — Beau Schaefer — grayslake, il
  • Mighty Mighty Jizz Masters — Jeff, Skillethead & Neise — Hennepin, il
  • Tawny Oaks — Mike Miller — Edelstein , il (SAT) (count: 52)
  • HackmatackNWR4Birds — Cindy Skrukrud — Ringwood, il (count: 40)
  • Indiana — Circles: 4 registered, 3 reporting
  • Goose Pond — Brad Feaster — Linton, in (count: 56)
  • Khineman — Kimberly Hineman — Linton, in
  • FIBS — Natalie Haley — Fort Wayne, in (count: 13)
  • Sitting Duck Deck Sitters — James Hengeveld — Unionville, in (SAT) (count: 73)
  • Iowa — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Iowa City Bird Club — Linda Quinn — Solon, ia (count: 28)
  • Kansas — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Northrock Bluebirds — Carolyn Schwab — Newton, ks (SAT) (count: 48)
  • East Lake Loonies — Carolyn Schwab — Newton, ks (count: 39)
  • Kentucky — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • TwoBirds — Jennifer Snyder — Hodgenville, ky (SAT) (count: 37)
  • Louisiana — Circles: 6 registered, 3 reporting
  • Bird Nerds — Laurie & Dan Mooney — Plaquemine, la (SAT) (count: 53)
  • Erik Johnson — Grand Isle, la (SAT)
  • Cajun Riviera, Audubon Louisiana — Katie Barnes — Holly Beach, la (SAT)
  • Katie Percy — Baton Rouge, la
  • Big Easy Sit — Wendy Rihner — New Orleans, la (count: 56)
  • Gulf Coast Bird Club — David Booth — lake Charles, la (SAT) (count: 40)
  • Maine — Circles: 4 registered, 4 reporting
  • Maquoit Bay Birders — Gordon Smith — Brunswick, me (count: 60)
  • Gilsland Gulls — Turk Duddy — Falmouth, me (SAT) (count: 33)
  • Cape Cardinals — Turk Duddy — Kennebunkport, me (count: 31)
  • Fun In The Backyard — Tricia Arnold — Windham, me (count: 20)
  • Maryland — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • NB Overlookers — Lisa Garrett — North Beach, md (count: 54)
  • Kentish Plovers — Walter Ellison — Rock Hall, md (SAT)
  • Caroline Blue Birds — Debby Bennett — Ridgely, md (count: 40)
  • Massachusetts — Circles: 3 registered, 3 reporting
  • Off The Virginia Rails — James Smith — Deerfield , ma (count: 57)
  • Winchendon Bird Team — Jack Pirone — Winchendon, ma (SAT) (count: 11)
  • The Chris Ellison All-Stars — Joshua Rose — Montague, ma (count: 38)
  • Michigan — Circles: 3 registered, 3 reporting
  • Metro Munchers — Joanna Pease — Harrison Township, mi (count: 37)
  • Washtenaw Wingnuts — Don Chalfant — Whitmore Lake, mi (SAT) (count: 57)
  • Camp Remote — Russell Emmons — Casco, mi (count: 10)
  • Minnesota — Circles: 2 registered, 1 reporting
  • Grosbreasted Rosebeaks — Paul Fank — Dassel, mn (count: 43)
  • Boreal Birdometers — Bill Tefft — Ely, mn
  • Mississippi — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • PWAS — Larry Basden — Hattiesburg, ms (SAT) (count: 42)
  • Missouri — Circles: 8 registered, 5 reporting
  • The Blue Birds — Eric Wood — Columbia, mo
  • Bill's Deck Sitters — Bill Eddleman — Cape Girardeau, mo (count: 39)
  • Holts Summit — Tom Halfen — HOLTS SUMMIT, mo (count: 15)
  • James Bair — James Bair — Kansas City, mo (SAT)
  • Birds-I-View Birders — Steve Garr — Jefferson City, mo (SAT) (count: 28)
  • PC Birdies — Melissa Graham — Unionville, mo (SAT)
  • Midland Empire Audubon Society — Brent Galliart — Mound City, mo (SAT) (count: 32)
  • Swan Sitters — Steve Kinder — Sumner, mo (count: 60)
  • Nevada — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • sloswifts — Douglas Stinson — Gardnerville, nv (count: 32)
  • New Hampshire — Circles: 5 registered, 3 reporting
  • Pondicherry NWR Marsh Hawks — David Govatski — Pondicherry NWR, nh
  • Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary — Phil Brown — Sandwich, nh
  • Copps and Robbins — Andrea Robbins — Tuftonboro, nh (SAT) (count: 35)
  • Let Freedom Wing — Andrea Robbins — Freedom, nh (count: 38)
  • Packcipiters — Levi Burford — Peterborough, nh (SAT) (count: 14)
  • New Jersey — Circles: 4 registered, 2 reporting
  • Sandy Hook Half Mooners — Rob And Lisa Ann Fanning — Sandy Hook, Highland, nj (SAT)
  • The Celery Stalkers — Carol Flanagan — Allendale, nj (count: 46)
  • Swamp Sitters — Janet Stadelmeier — Basking Ridge, nj (count: 74)
  • Exit Hero — Tom Reed — Cape May Point, nj
  • New Mexico — Circles: 2 registered
  • Jim’s Big Sit — Jim Mosley — Rio Rancho, nm (SAT)
  • RGNC — Jim Mosley — Rio Rancho, nm
  • New York — Circles: 5 registered, 4 reporting
  • Lenoir Lunatics — Michael Bochnik — Yonkers, ny (SAT)
  • Mearns Bird Club — Kathleen Ashman — Florida, ny (SAT) (count: 44)
  • Feathered Friends of Iroquois NWR — Celeste Morien — Basom, ny (count: 45)
  • East Aurora Bird Club — Mary Steuer — Grand Island, ny (count: 17)
  • Ann Lee Ponders — Tom Williams — Colonie, ny (SAT) (count: 40)
  • North Carolina — Circles: 3 registered, 2 reporting
  • MECKBIRDERS — Ron Clark — Huntersville, nc (count: 51)
  • Piedmont Pishers — Lynne Gray — Greensboro, nc (SAT) (count: 46)
  • Forsyth Audubon — Nathan Gatto — Winston-Salem , nc
  • Ohio — Circles: 9 registered, 7 reporting
  • Silva_Squad — Nathaniel Silva — Mayfield Hts, oh (SAT)
  • DudleyDowright — Helen Wright-north — Dayton, oh (SAT) (count: 40)
  • Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary — Bob Lane — Canfield, oh (count: 56)
  • GMAS ACE BIRDERS — Gary Cowell Jr. — Mifflin, oh (count: 50)
  • Brumbaugh Birders — Adam Zorn — Minerva, oh (SAT)
  • The Dean Clan — Patricia Dean — Prospect, oh (count: 21)
  • EMP — Mike Hensley — Huron, oh (count: 25)
  • Blacklick Blackcaps — Cameron Svoboda — Reynoldsburg, oh (count: 15)
  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes — Julie West — Cleveland, oh (count: 32)
  • Oregon — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Lower Columbia Birders — Mike Patterson — Seaside, or (count: 53)
  • Chunkos — Al Ahlgrim — Oregon City, or (count: 21)
  • Pennsylvania — Circles: 22 registered, 20 reporting
  • Bell Hollow Buteos — John Carter — Howard, pa (count: 45)
  • HRDABRD at Middle Creek — Bruce A Carl — Kleinfeltersville, pa (SAT) (count: 70)
  • Juniata Juncos — Chad Kauffman — Port Royal, pa (SAT) (count: 43)
  • Shaver's Creek — Doug Wentzel — Petersburg, pa (count: 49)
  • TNP big sit — Brandon Swayser — Schnecksville, pa (SAT) (count: 49)
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge — Debbie Beer — Philadelphia, pa (count: 70)
  • West Fairview Mergansers — Vern Gauthier — Enola, pa (SAT)
  • Hilltoppers — Roy Ickes — Washington, pa (SAT) (count: 22)
  • ExtonPark — Mike Hartshorne — Exton, pa (SAT) (count: 57)
  • North Branch Bird Club — Karol Pasquinelli — Danville, pa (count: 46)
  • NickMeg — Meg Kolodick — Oil City, pa (SAT) (count: 22)
  • PVCAsitters — Jim Flanagan — Spring Mills, pa (count: 40)
  • Hawk Mountain Young Birders — Barbara Ritzheimer — Kempton, pa (count: 30)
  • Rocky Ridge Watchers — Andrew Wolfgang — York, pa (SAT)
  • Swamphens — James Hill — Waterford, pa (count: 52)
  • Branch Creek Birds and Brews — Scott Godshall — Telford, pa (SAT) (count: 37)
  • Stoner Farm Sitters — Derek Stoner — Lancaster, pa (count: 55)
  • Chambers Lake Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Coatesville, pa (SAT) (count: 67)
  • Bucktoe Early Birders — Larry Lewis — Avondale, pa (count: 58)
  • PetersPeregrines — Gigi Gerben — Pittsburgh, pa (SAT) (count: 11)
  • Yoder Preserve — Alan Maceachren — Boalsburg, pa (count: 22)
  • Bald Eagle Migrants — Jon Kauffman — State College, pa (count: 30)
  • Rhode Island — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Ocean State Bird Club — Dan Berard — Jamestown, ri (count: 87)
  • South Carolina — Circles: 3 registered
  • good birding — Dawson Smith — Beaufort, sc (SAT)
  • cottage 200 — Bruce Krucke — summerville, sc (SAT)
  • Table Rock State Park — Scott Stegenga — Pickens, sc
  • South Dakota — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • NWF180212 — Mick Zerr — Sioux Falls, sd (SAT) (count: 9)
  • Tennessee — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Cedars of Lebanon Lark Sparrows — Greg Tomerlin — Lebanon, tn (SAT) (count: 43)
  • Texas — Circles: 12 registered, 7 reporting
  • Cyanocorax of Quinta Mazatlan — John Brush — McAllen, tx (SAT)
  • Super-silly-em! — Ted Drozdowski — Waxahachie, tx (SAT) (count: 66)
  • Texas Birding Commandos — John Barrella — Hempstead, tx (SAT)
  • Galveston Ornithological Society — Jim Stevenson — Galveston, tx (count: 96)
  • Commons Ford — Shelia Hargis — Austin, tx (count: 54)
  • Birding on Broadmeade — Mikael Behrens — Austin, tx (SAT) (count: 60)
  • Moody Flews — Greg Whittaker — Galveston, tx (SAT) (count: 58)
  • LTVBC — Gary Holmes — Dayton, tx (SAT)
  • The Wrong Terns — Javi Gonzalez — South Padre Island, tx (SAT)
  • Keep Birding Weird — D D Currie — Balmorhea Lake, tx (SAT) (count: 78)
  • Weslaco RedCrowns — John Yochum — Weslaco, tx (count: 86)
  • Swarovski Sitting Hawks — Libby Even — Corpus Christi, tx (SAT)
  • Utah — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Utah Lakers — Keeli Marvel — Provo, ut (SAT) (count: 64)
  • Vermont — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Loonatics - Birds of Vermont Museum — Erin Talmage — Huntington, vt (count: 30)
  • Missisquoi Marsh Mellows — Rich Kelley — Swanton, vt (SAT) (count: 33)
  • Virginia — Circles: 6 registered, 5 reporting
  • Riverbend — John Callow — Great Falls, va (count: 39)
  • Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory — Brian Taber — Northampton County, va (SAT) (count: 66)
  • Richmond Audubon Society — Ellison Orcutt — Richmond, va (SAT) (count: 51)
  • ASNV-MEADOWOOD — Greg Butcher — Lorton, va (SAT)
  • Fredericksburg Flighty Flickers — Sally Knight — Stafford, va (SAT) (count: 48)
  • Warbler Woodworks — Gordon Dimmig — Waynesboro, va (SAT) (count: 41)
  • Washington — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • South Meadowlarks — Neil Zimmerman — Seattle, wa (SAT) (count: 57)
  • West Virginia — Circles: 2 registered, 2 reporting
  • Dam Sitters — Mindy Waldron — Jumping Branch, wv (count: 38)
  • Wonder Woman Camp — Dawn Hewitt — Lansing, wv (SAT) (count: 21)
  • Wisconsin — Circles: 6 registered, 5 reporting
  • Lakeland Audubon — Lisa Granbur — Lake Geneva, wi (count: 21)
  • Benjamin F Goss Bird Club — Tim Hahn — Waukesha, wi (SAT)
  • Birders Brunch Bunch — Julie Woodcock — Manitowoc, wi (SAT) (count: 21)
  • The Kickapoo Valley Birding Club — Barbara Duerksen — La Farge, wi (SAT) (count: 8)
  • RCBNC — Barbara Duerksen — Richland Center, wi (count: 18)
  • Old Coots — Jeff Bahls — Horicon , wi (SAT) (count: 24)
  • Registered Sitters—Canada

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    Registered International Sitters

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    Guatemala — Circles: 1 registered, 1 reporting
  • Lost Tinamous — Everilda Buchan — Santa Lucia Cotz. (SAT) (count: 102)
  • Sweden — Circles: 1 registered
  • Isthmus — Anders Johnson — Alingsas (SAT)
  • United Kingdom — Circles: 1 registered
  • Tall Twitcher — Graham Powell — Newport
  • Cambodia — Circles: 1 registered
  • CBGA Team — Cambodia Bird Guide Association (cbga) — Siem Reap (SAT)
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