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 (Texas, United States)

  1. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  5. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  6. Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
  7. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  8. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  11. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  12. Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  16. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  17. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  20. Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
  21. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  22. Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
  23. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  24. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  25. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  26. Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
  27. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  28. Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  29. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  30. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  31. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  32. Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
  33. Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
  34. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  35. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  36. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  37. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  38. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  39. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  40. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  41. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  42. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  43. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  44. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  45. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  46. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  47. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  48. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  49. American Wigeon Anas americana
  50. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  51. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  52. Redhead Aythya americana
  53. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  54. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  55. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  56. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  57. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  58. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  59. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  60. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  61. American Coot Fulica americana
  62. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  63. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  64. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  65. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  66. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  67. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  68. Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
  69. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  70. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  71. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  72. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  73. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  74. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  75. Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
  76. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  77. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  78. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  79. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  80. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  81. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  82. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  83. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  84. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  85. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  86. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  87. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  88. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  89. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  90. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  91. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  92. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  93. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  94. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  95. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  96. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  97. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  98. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  99. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  100. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  101. Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
  102. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  103. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  104. Gadwall Anas strepera
  105. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  106. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  107. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  108. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  109. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  110. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  111. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  112. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  113. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  114. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  115. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  116. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  117. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  118. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  119. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  120. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  121. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  122. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  123. Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
  124. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  125. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  126. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  127. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  128. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  129. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  130. Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  131. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  132. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  133. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  134. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  135. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  136. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  137. Sora Porzana carolina
  138. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  139. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  140. Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  141. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  142. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  143. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  144. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  145. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  146. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  147. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  148. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  149. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  150. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  151. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  152. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  153. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  154. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  155. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  156. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  157. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  158. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  159. Barred Owl Strix varia
  160. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  161. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  162. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  163. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  164. White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus
  165. Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
  166. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  167. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  168. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  169. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  170. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  171. Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  172. Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
  173. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  174. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  175. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  176. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  177. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  178. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  179. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  180. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  181. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  182. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  183. Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
  184. Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
  185. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  186. Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
  187. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  188. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  189. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  190. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  191. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  192. Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus