The Big Sit! 2016 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 (Illinois, United States)

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  3. Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. American Wigeon Anas americana
  9. Gadwall Anas strepera
  10. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  11. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  12. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  13. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  14. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  15. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  16. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  17. Sora Porzana carolina
  18. American Coot Fulica americana
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  21. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  24. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  25. Great Egret Ardea alba
  26. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  27. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  28. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  29. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  30. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  31. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  32. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  33. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  34. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  35. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  36. Merlin Falco columbarius
  37. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  38. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  39. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  41. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  42. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  43. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  44. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  46. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  47. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  48. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  49. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  50. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  51. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  52. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  53. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  54. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  55. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  56. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  57. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  58. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  59. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  60. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  61. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  62. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  63. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  64. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  65. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  66. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  67. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  68. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  69. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  70. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  71. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  72. Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  73. Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
  74. Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
  75. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  76. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  77. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  78. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  79. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  80. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  81. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  82. Barred Owl Strix varia
  83. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  84. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  85. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  86. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  87. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  88. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  89. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  90. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  91. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  92. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  93. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  94. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  95. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  96. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  97. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  98. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  99. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  100. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  101. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  102. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  103. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  104. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  105. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  106. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  107. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

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