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 (Texas, United States)

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

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