On behalf of the Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge<http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/>, we invite you to our 2nd annual "The Big Sit!" A day-long birding event on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.
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. 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. It's been described as a "tailgate party for birders."
Although referred to as a 24-hour event, we'll be concentrating on daylight hours, and will setting up by 6:30am at the observation deck on the Stephen J. Young Marsh, and staying until sunset, about 6:30pm. Anyone is welcome to stop by anytime during the day and stay as briefly, or as long, as you like. In the event of extreme weather, we will re-schedule for Sunday, October 14th.
The Stephen J. Young Marsh is located on Tabor Road<https://goo.gl/maps/yafPLyNECj92>, about 1 mile south of the Refuge Headquarters. There is a parking lot on the left (east) side of the road and it is just a short walk to the observation deck.
During our debut event last year, we recorded 35 species - not a bad showing for October. We'll hope beat that this year and we're looking forward to seeing you there!
For updates, please join our Facebook event<https://www.facebook.com/events/2237501723164494/>, or visit our website<http://friendsofmissisquoi.org/event/bigsit2018/>!