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The Big Sit! "Tailgate party for birders"

  • 10/11/2014
  • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, 5301 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, lower parking lot.
The Big Sit! 

The Big Sit! is an international bird watching event sponsored by Bird Watcher's Digest and Swarovski Optik. Originally started by the New Haven, CT, Bird Club, "The Big Sit!" has become the "tailgate party for birders."

The simplicity of the concept makes The Big Sit! so appealing.

  1. Find a good spot for bird watching -- preferably one with good views of a variety of habitats and lots of birds.
  2. Next you create a real or imaginary circle 17 feet in diameter and sit inside the circle for 24 hours (12 hours in our case), counting all the bird species you see and/or hear.
  3. That's it. Find a spot, sit in it, have fun!
Everyone with any interest in birds is invited to join in. You don't have to be an expert. People can come and go as they please throughout the day. Local avid birders will be on site to share their knowledge and experience about identifying birds and cool bird behavior.

Extra binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for guests to get close-up looks at the variety of birds at one of Boise's best birding hot spots. The Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is a Boise City Park that doubles as a stormwater treatment facility featuring sand filters, storm water piping, porous pavement parking lots, restrooms, an access bridge, pathways, and educational kiosks.

Time: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve

5301 N. Maple Grove Rd., Boise, lower parking lot.

For more information, contact:

Robert Mortensen

  Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association

   PO Box 1949
   Boise, ID 83701
   (208) 515-7413

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