The Big Sit! 2015 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. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Little Egret Egretta garzetta
  4. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  5. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. duck sp.
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Brant Branta bernicla
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  17. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  18. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
  21. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  22. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  23. yellowlegs sp.
  24. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  25. gull sp.
  26. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  27. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  28. Least Tern Sternulla antillarum
  29. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  30. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  31. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  32. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  33. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  34. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  35. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  36. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  37. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  38. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  39. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  40. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  41. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  42. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  43. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  44. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  45. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  46. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  47. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  48. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  49. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  50. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  51. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  52. American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
  53. sparrow sp.
  54. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  55. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  56. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  57. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  58. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  59. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  60. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  61. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  62. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  63. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  64. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  65. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  66. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  67. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  68. Merlin Falco columbarius
  69. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  70. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  71. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  72. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  73. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  74. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  75. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  76. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  77. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  78. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  79. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  80. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  81. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  82. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  83. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  84. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  85. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  86. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  87. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  88. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  89. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  90. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  91. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  92. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  93. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  94. Common Raven Corvus corax
  95. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  96. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  97. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  98. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  99. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  100. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  101. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  102. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  103. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  104. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  105. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  106. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  107. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  108. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  109. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  110. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  111. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  112. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  113. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  114. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  115. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  116. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  117. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  118. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  119. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  120. Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
  121. American Wigeon Anas americana
  122. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  123. Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
  124. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  125. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  126. Common Loon Gavia imme
  127. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  128. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  129. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  130. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  131. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  132. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
  133. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  134. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  135. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  136. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  137. Sanderling Calidris alba
  138. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  139. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  140. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  141. Crow sp. Corvis sp.
  142. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  143. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  144. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  145. Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
  146. Nelson's Sparrow (formerly Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus nelsoni
  147. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  148. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

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