The Big Sit! 2018 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.

2018 Big Sit! Overview

Participating States/Countries: 39 (current record: 54 in 2005)
Total Circles: 147 (current record: 241 circles in 2010)
Reported Sitters!: 110 (BWD count)
Total Species Observed Worldwide: 360 (current BWD count)
Total North American (US and Canada) Species Observed: 360 (current BWD count)

Ten Highest Circle Counts

Format: Rank. TBS! Location, City State/Country - "Team Name (if any)" - Circle Captain - # Species in TBS! 2018
Milford, Connecticut (United States) — "B.W. Surf Scopers" — Frank Gallo — 115
Los Osos, California (United States) — "Pishing in the Wind" — Jim Royer — 106
Hennepin, Illinois (United States) — "Mighty Mighty Jizz Masters" — Jeff & Larry — 102
Weslaco, Texas (United States) — "Weslaco RedCrowns" — John Yochum — 88
Pescadero, California (United States) — "SASsy Seawatchers" — Jennifer Rycenga — 86
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States) — "John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge" — Debbie Beer — 80
Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania (United States) — "HRDABRD at Middle Creek" — Bruce A Carl — 77
grayslake, Illinois (United States) — "Rollins Raptors" — Beau Schaefer — 75
Northampton County, Virginia (United States) — "Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory" — Brian Taber — 74
Unionville, Indiana (United States) — "Sitting Duck Deck Sitters" — James Hengeveld — 72
Canfield, Ohio (United States) — "Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary" — Bob Lane — 72

State Totals: United States

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: State - # 2018 species (# 2017) species
Alabama 0 species (2017: 96) Montana 0 species (2017: 0)
Alaska 0 species (2017: 0) Nebraska 32 species (2017: 0)
Arizona 0 species (2017: 0) Nevada 0 species (2017: 0)
Arkansas 0 species (2017: 0) New Hampshire 90 species (2017: 72)
California 130 species (2017: 142) New Jersey 95 species (2017: 125)
Colorado 28 species (2017: 85) New Mexico 0 species (2017: 0)
Connecticut 141 species (2017: 115) New York 63 species (2017: 17)
Delaware 49 species (2017: 69) North Carolina 55 species (2017: 61)
Florida 112 species (2017: 112) North Dakota 0 species (2017: 0)
Georgia 55 species (2017: 74) Ohio 102 species (2017: 113)
Hawaii 0 species (2017: 0) Oklahoma 0 species (2017: 0)
Idaho 42 species (2017: 0) Oregon 48 species (2017: 54)
Illinois 120 species (2017: 116) Pennsylvania 133 species (2017: 137)
Indiana 77 species (2017: 53) Rhode Island 0 species (2017: 0)
Iowa 0 species (2017: 45) South Carolina 77 species (2017: 17)
Kansas 0 species (2017: 0) South Dakota 16 species (2017: 19)
Kentucky 47 species (2017: 26) Tennessee 0 species (2017: 0)
Louisiana 40 species (2017: 52) Texas 151 species (2017: 178)
Maine 80 species (2017: 74) Utah 59 species (2017: 0)
Maryland 85 species (2017: 101) Vermont 57 species (2017: 46)
Massachusetts 19 species (2017: 0) Virginia 103 species (2017: 116)
Michigan 86 species (2017: 78) Washington 79 species (2017: 56)
Minnesota 60 species (2017: 61) West Virginia 37 species (2017: 49)
Mississippi 52 species (2017: 31) Wisconsin 61 species (2017: 44)
Missouri 82 species (2017: 101) Wyoming 0 species (2017: 0)

International Totals

Compiled only from results reported online in real time. Format: Country - # 2018 species (# 2017) species
United Kingdom 2018: 0 species (2017: 0 species)

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