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.

State Species Sightings (, United States)

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  4. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  8. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  11. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  12. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  13. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  14. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  15. American Wigeon Anas americana
  16. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  17. Gadwall Anas strepera
  18. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  19. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  20. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  21. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  22. Redhead Aythya americana
  23. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  24. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  25. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  26. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  27. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  28. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  29. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  30. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  31. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  32. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  33. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  34. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  35. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  36. Merlin Falco columbarius
  37. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  38. American Coot Fulica americana
  39. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  40. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  41. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  42. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  43. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  44. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  45. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  46. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  47. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  48. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  49. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  50. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  51. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  52. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  53. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  54. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  55. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  56. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  57. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  58. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  59. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  60. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  61. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  62. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  63. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  64. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  65. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  66. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  67. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  68. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  69. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  70. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  71. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  72. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  73. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  74. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  75. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  76. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  77. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  78. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  79. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  80. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  81. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  82. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  83. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  84. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  85. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  86. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  87. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  88. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  89. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  90. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  91. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  92. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  93. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  94. Common Loon Gavia imme
  95. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  96. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  97. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  98. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  99. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  100. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  101. Common Raven Corvus corax
  102. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  103. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  104. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  105. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  106. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  107. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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