The Big Sit! 2009 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.

2009 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 48 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 199 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 158 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 478 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 406 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2009
Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States) — "The (No) Bull-sittas" — Tom Reed — 146
Weslaco, Texas (United States) — "Weslaco RedCrowns" — John Yochum — 113
Los Osos, California (United States) — "Pishing in the Wind" — Jim Royer — 107
Lewes, Delaware (United States) — "PeregriNATION" — Forrest Rowland — 98
Elk Neck State Park, Maryland (United States) — "The Turkey Pointers" — Chris Starling — 95
Arlington, Texas (United States) — "Wings Over Wastewater" — Ted Drozdowski — 95
Milford, Connecticut (United States) — "B.W. Surf Scopers" — Frank Gallo — 94
Amherstburg, Ontario (Canada) — "HBMO Hawks" — Justin Bosler — 93
Coatesville, Pennsylvania (United States) — "Chambers Lake Early Birders" — Larry Lewis — 83
Hockessin, Delaware (United States) — "Twitching Talons" — Derek Stoner — 82
Northampton County, Virginia (United States) — "Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory" — Brian Taber — 81

State Totals: United States

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: State - # 2009 species (# 2008) species
Alabama 75 species (2008: 65) Montana 0 species (2008: 0)
Alaska 0 species (2008: 0) Nebraska 30 species (2008: 0)
Arizona 88 species (2008: 125) Nevada 44 species (2008: 57)
Arkansas 0 species (2008: 11) New Hampshire 77 species (2008: 0)
California 112 species (2008: 150) New Jersey 155 species (2008: 152)
Colorado 84 species (2008: 71) New Mexico 30 species (2008: 25)
Connecticut 137 species (2008: 110) New York 76 species (2008: 60)
Delaware 116 species (2008: 118) North Carolina 129 species (2008: 136)
Florida 110 species (2008: 113) North Dakota 46 species (2008: 35)
Georgia 68 species (2008: 38) Ohio 99 species (2008: 118)
Hawaii 0 species (2008: 0) Oklahoma 92 species (2008: 86)
Idaho 49 species (2008: 0) Oregon 117 species (2008: 144)
Illinois 66 species (2008: 53) Pennsylvania 113 species (2008: 89)
Indiana 75 species (2008: 85) Rhode Island 0 species (2008: 0)
Iowa 67 species (2008: 65) South Carolina 84 species (2008: 24)
Kansas 0 species (2008: 0) South Dakota 51 species (2008: 31)
Kentucky 0 species (2008: 0) Tennessee 13 species (2008: 14)
Louisiana 30 species (2008: 33) Texas 190 species (2008: 192)
Maine 50 species (2008: 65) Utah 66 species (2008: 45)
Maryland 124 species (2008: 117) Vermont 0 species (2008: 0)
Massachusetts 42 species (2008: 10) Virginia 110 species (2008: 84)
Michigan 96 species (2008: 106) Washington 84 species (2008: 77)
Minnesota 64 species (2008: 79) West Virginia 0 species (2008: 46)
Mississippi 17 species (2008: 51) Wisconsin 73 species (2008: 86)
Missouri 91 species (2008: 86) Wyoming 0 species (2008: 0)

International Totals

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: Country - # 2009 species (# 2008) species
Cambodia 2009: 0 species (2008: 0 species)
2009: 0 species (2008 0 species)
India 2009: 0 species (2008: 34 species)
Panama 2009: 54 species (2008: 0 species)
Sweden 2009: 0 species (2008: 114 species)
United Kingdom 2009: 18 species (2008: 0 species)

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