The Big Sit!
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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. This year's event was October 12 and 13, and 185 teams registered, representing 47 states and countries, and reporting a total of 736 bird species. Only 138 teams have submitted results so far, so results— even the top-ranking team—could change. See the results-to-date »
For teams that submit results, a contest with prize money at stake is still pending. In December, the New Haven Bird Club will pick a "Golden Bird." Teams that found that species will be entered into a drawing for $500. Stay tuned to this website for that exciting contest.
The Big Sit! is sponsored by SWAROVSKI OPTIK.
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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.