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.

State Species Sightings (Illinois, United States)

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Gadwall Anas strepera
  5. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. American Wigeon Anas americana
  9. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  10. Redhead Aythya americana
  11. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  12. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  13. Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  14. Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  15. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  16. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  17. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  20. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  21. Rail sp.
  22. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  23. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  24. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  25. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  26. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  27. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  28. Great Egret Ardea alba
  29. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  30. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  31. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  32. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  33. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  34. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  35. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  36. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  37. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  38. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  39. Merlin Falco columbarius
  40. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  41. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  42. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  43. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  44. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  45. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  46. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  47. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  48. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  49. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  50. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  51. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  52. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  53. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  56. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  57. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  58. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  59. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  60. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  61. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  62. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  63. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  64. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  65. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  66. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  67. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  68. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  69. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  70. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  71. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  72. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  73. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  74. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  75. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  76. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  77. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  78. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  79. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  80. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  81. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  82. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  83. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  84. Sora Porzana carolina
  85. American Coot Fulica americana
  86. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  87. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  88. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  89. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  90. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  91. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  92. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  93. Barred Owl Strix varia
  94. Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
  95. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  96. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  97. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  98. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  99. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  100. Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  101. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  102. Purple Martin Progne subis
  103. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  104. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  105. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  106. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  107. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  108. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  109. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  110. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  111. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  112. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  113. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  114. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  115. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  116. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  117. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  118. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  119. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  120. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

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