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 (Connecticut, United States)

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  6. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  7. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  12. Merlin Falco columbarius
  13. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  14. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  15. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  17. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  18. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  19. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  20. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  21. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  23. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  24. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  25. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  26. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  27. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  28. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  29. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  30. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  31. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  32. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  33. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  34. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  35. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  38. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  41. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  42. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  43. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  44. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  45. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  46. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  47. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  48. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  49. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  50. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  53. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  54. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  55. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  56. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  57. Great Egret Ardea alba
  58. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  59. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  60. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  61. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  62. Gadwall Anas strepera
  63. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  64. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  65. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  66. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  67. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  68. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  69. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  70. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  71. Common Raven Corvus corax
  72. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  73. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  74. Barred Owl Strix varia
  75. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  76. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  77. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  78. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  79. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  80. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  81. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  82. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  83. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  84. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  85. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  86. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  87. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  88. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  89. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  90. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  91. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  92. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  93. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  94. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  95. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  96. Brant Branta bernicla
  97. American Wigeon Anas americana
  98. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  99. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  100. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  101. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  102. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  103. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  104. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  105. Common Loon Gavia imme
  106. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  107. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  108. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  109. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  110. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  111. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  112. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  113. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
  114. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  115. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  116. Sanderling Calidris alba
  117. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  118. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  119. White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
  120. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  121. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  122. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  123. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  124. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  125. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  126. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  127. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  128. Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
  129. Nelson's Sparrow (formerly Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus nelsoni
  130. Saltmarsh Sparrow (formerly Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus caudacutus
  131. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  132. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  133. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  134. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  135. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  136. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  137. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

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