The Big Sit! is upon us again this Sunday, October 12th. Each year, teams all over the country try to see as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period starting Sunday morning at midnight. The catch? You can only count birds sighted (or heard) from within a 17-foot diameter circle!
For the last two years, the Birdfreaks have won the Big Sit! for Illinois. In 2006, we found 30 species and in 2007 we found 29 species. This year we hope to break out record by camping out at Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County. We have high hopes of winning Illinois and breaking our record.
Follow us on Twitter to get play-by-play results of birds we are seeing and we will post results when we are done!
4 thoughts on “Big Sit 2008”
That sounds FUN!!! (And easy)
Wish you all the best.
It is fun, but I’ve never found big sits that easy: you have to use your eyes as much as your ears, which is very different from a traditional big day.
I’ll be at Catalina State Park again doing mine, crossing my fingers that no ducks fly over (my hope, you see, is to claim victory in a class comprising every big sit in the world that tallies no waterfowl).
Congrats & best of luck! We’ll be too busy celebrating our anniversary & birthdays (11th, 13th & 14th, respectively,) to sit much…