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 (Virginia, United States)

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  9. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  10. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  16. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  17. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  18. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Barred Owl Strix varia
  21. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  24. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  25. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  26. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  29. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. Common Raven Corvus corax
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  34. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  35. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  36. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  37. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  38. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  39. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  40. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  41. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  42. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  45. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  46. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  47. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  50. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  51. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  52. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  53. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  54. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  55. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  56. Common Loon Gavia imme
  57. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  58. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  59. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  60. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  61. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  62. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  63. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  64. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  65. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  66. Merlin Falco columbarius
  67. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  68. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  69. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  70. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  71. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  72. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  73. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  74. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  75. Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  76. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  77. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  78. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  79. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  80. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  81. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  82. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  83. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  84. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  85. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  86. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  87. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  88. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  89. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  90. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  91. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  92. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  93. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  94. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  95. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  96. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  97. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  98. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

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