All Day (Come out at any time)
The Big Sit! Is an annual, international birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and sponsored by Swarovski Optik. It is more informally known as a “tailgate party for birders.” The objective is to see how many species you can count from within a 17-foot diameter circler within a 24-hour period. This is usually done while sitting, visiting with fellow birders, eating, drinking, and relaxing! It’s a really cool way to see how the bird activity changes throughout the day.
This will be our fifth annual Big Sit! At Commons Ford! Every year has been great fun and our total number of species usually ranges between 50 and 60 for the day. One of the highlights from last year’s sit was getting to watch a Zone-tailed Hawk hunt across the river from us. The count will officially start around 6:30 am and will likely end around 5:00 pm, or so, but feel free to join us at any time during the day. We’ll be sitting near the covered picnic table below the main house, looking out over our wonderful prairie toward the lake. So bring a comfortable chair, water and food, and join us! No registration is required. Just show up. If you have questions, contact Shelia Hargis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-294.0272.