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.

State Species Sightings (, United States)

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  7. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  8. Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  9. Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
  10. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  11. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  12. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  13. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  14. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  15. Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  18. Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
  19. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  20. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  21. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  22. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  23. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  24. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  25. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  26. Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
  27. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  28. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  29. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  30. Common Raven Corvus corax
  31. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  32. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  33. Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonicus
  34. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  35. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  36. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  37. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  38. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  41. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  43. American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
  44. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  46. Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
  47. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  48. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  49. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  50. White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
  51. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  52. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  53. Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
  54. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  55. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  56. Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
  57. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  58. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  59. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  60. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  61. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  62. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  63. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  64. Gadwall Anas strepera
  65. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  66. Common Eider Somateria mollissima
  67. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  68. Merlin Falco columbarius
  69. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  70. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  71. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  72. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  73. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  74. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  75. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  76. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  77. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  78. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  79. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  80. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  81. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  82. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  83. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  84. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  85. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  86. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  87. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  88. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  89. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  90. Great Egret Ardea alba
  91. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  92. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  93. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  94. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  95. American Wigeon Anas americana
  96. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  97. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  98. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  99. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  100. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  101. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  102. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  103. Sora Porzana carolina
  104. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  105. American Coot Fulica americana
  106. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  107. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  108. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  109. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  110. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  111. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  112. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  113. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  114. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  115. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  116. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  117. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  118. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  119. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  120. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  121. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  122. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  123. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  124. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  125. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  126. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  127. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  128. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  129. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  130. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos