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 (North Carolina, United States)

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  15. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  16. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  17. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  18. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  19. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  20. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  21. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  22. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  27. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  28. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  29. Common Raven Corvus corax
  30. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  31. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  32. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  33. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  34. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  35. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  36. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  37. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  40. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  41. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  42. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  43. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  44. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  45. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  46. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  47. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  48. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  49. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  50. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  51. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  52. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  53. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  54. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  55. Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata
  56. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  57. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  58. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  59. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  60. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  61. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  62. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  63. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  64. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  65. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  66. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  67. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  68. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  69. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  70. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  71. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  72. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  73. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  74. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  75. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  76. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  77. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  78. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  79. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  80. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  81. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  82. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  83. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  84. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  85. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  86. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  87. Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
  88. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  89. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  90. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  91. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  92. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  93. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  94. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  95. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  96. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  97. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  98. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
  99. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  100. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  101. American Wigeon Anas americana
  102. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  103. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  104. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  105. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  106. Merlin Falco columbarius
  107. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  108. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  109. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  110. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  111. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  112. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  113. Sanderling Calidris alba
  114. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  115. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  116. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  117. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  118. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  119. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  120. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  121. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  122. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  123. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  124. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  125. Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  126. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  127. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  128. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  129. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  130. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  131. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  132. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  133. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  134. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  135. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus