The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

2008 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 47 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 207 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 148 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 603 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 426 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2008
Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States) — "Team Peregrine Fondue" — Tom Reed — 113
Los Osos, California (United States) — "SLO Birders" — Jim Royer — 108
Phoenix, Arizona (United States) — "Rio Salado Sitters" — Terry Brodner — 98
Segerstad, Oland isl (Sweden) — "Segerstads fyr" — Christian Cederroth — 93
Corpus Christi, Texas (United States) — "Corpus Christi Hawkwatchers" — Libby Even — 93
Amherstburg, Ontario (Canada) — "Holiday Beach Migration Observatory" — Paul Pratt — 91
Ukiah, California (United States) — "Twitch Whiffers" — George Chaniot — 89
Lewes, Delaware (United States) — "Peregrine Pushers" — Forrest Rowland — 88
Avalon, New Jersey (United States) — "CMBO Avalon Sea Watch" — Sean Fitzgerald — 82
Elk Neck State Park, Maryland (United States) — "The Turkey Pointers" — Chris Starling — 82
Arlington, Texas (United States) — "Wings Over Wastewater" — Ted Drozdowski — 82
Shiawassee NWR, Michigan (United States) — "Shiawassee NWR Blue Geese" — Steve Kahl — 78
San Anonio, Texas (United States) — "Bexar Butter Butts" — Sheridan Coffey — 77

State Totals: United States

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: State - # 2008 species (# 2007) species
Alabama 65 species (2007: 94) Montana 0 species (2007: 0)
Alaska 0 species (2007: 0) Nebraska 0 species (2007: 0)
Arizona 125 species (2007: 130) Nevada 57 species (2007: 0)
Arkansas 11 species (2007: 0) New Hampshire 0 species (2007: 47)
California 150 species (2007: 152) New Jersey 152 species (2007: 153)
Colorado 71 species (2007: 38) New Mexico 25 species (2007: 22)
Connecticut 110 species (2007: 147) New York 60 species (2007: 67)
Delaware 118 species (2007: 81) North Carolina 136 species (2007: 137)
Florida 113 species (2007: 99) North Dakota 35 species (2007: 64)
Georgia 38 species (2007: 68) Ohio 118 species (2007: 131)
Hawaii 0 species (2007: 0) Oklahoma 86 species (2007: 98)
Idaho 0 species (2007: 0) Oregon 144 species (2007: 104)
Illinois 53 species (2007: 33) Pennsylvania 89 species (2007: 117)
Indiana 85 species (2007: 76) Rhode Island 0 species (2007: 0)
Iowa 65 species (2007: 55) South Carolina 24 species (2007: 93)
Kansas 0 species (2007: 0) South Dakota 31 species (2007: 24)
Kentucky 0 species (2007: 0) Tennessee 14 species (2007: 53)
Louisiana 33 species (2007: 73) Texas 192 species (2007: 175)
Maine 65 species (2007: 66) Utah 45 species (2007: 58)
Maryland 117 species (2007: 109) Vermont 0 species (2007: 27)
Massachusetts 10 species (2007: 43) Virginia 84 species (2007: 106)
Michigan 106 species (2007: 96) Washington 77 species (2007: 79)
Minnesota 79 species (2007: 63) West Virginia 46 species (2007: 46)
Mississippi 51 species (2007: 50) Wisconsin 86 species (2007: 68)
Missouri 86 species (2007: 76) Wyoming 0 species (2007: 0)

International Totals

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: Country - # 2008 species (# 2007) species
2008: 0 species (2007 0 species)
India 2008: 34 species (2007: 32 species)
Iran 2008: 0 species (2007: 0 species)
Netherlands 2008: 69 species (2007: 235 species)
Sweden 2008: 114 species (2007: 88 species)

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