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The Big Sit! 2013 Results

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. See the results »

For teams that submit results, a contest with prize money at stake is still pending. 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.

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.



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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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