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The 2014 Big Sit!™ will occur
on the weekend of Saturday, October 11

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club. In 2014, Big Sit circles can choose to sit on Saturday, October 11 or Sunday, October 12. Register for the Sit today »

Every team that observes this year's "Golden Bird" has a chance to win $500. We hope bird watchers from around the globe will unite on this special day by participating in this event (it's FREE!).

The Big Sit! is sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

Big Sit! 2014 Results

Take a look at pictures, statistics, and team reports submitted by circles across the globe.

Previous Results

Take a look at pictures, statistics, and team reports submitted by circles in previous years.

The Rules of Play

What do you do on the big day? What are the rules? What is the Golden Bird prize? We'll tell you all about it.

Fun Big Sit! Features

The Big Sit! is like a Big Day, or a bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. Learn more about the event from former participants.


The Big Sit


More About the Big Sit!

The concept is simplicity itself: find a good spot for bird watching, sit in one spot for 24 hours, and count all the bird species you see or hear. Learn more about this FREE event from past participants.

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