[Tweeters] FW: [fws-imbd] The Big Sit!

Eric Kowalczyk aceros at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 4 16:40:47 PDT 2008



This forward is for "Montlake Connie":



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> Hello Friends of International Migratory Bird Day!

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> Here is some information about an event happening on Sunday, Oct. 12: The

> Big Sit! The object of the day will be to tally as many bird species as

can

> be seen or heard in one day. The Big Sit! Has been dubbed "Birding's

most

> sedentary event" because it is held in one place, with observers inside a

> circle 17 feet in diameter. Birdwatchers remain in the circle for a few

> hours to as much as 24 hours, counting all the bird species seen and

heard.

> It's simple: find a spot; sit in it; and have fun.

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> The Big Sit! Can be an educational experience for anyone participating and

> visiting the circle. Remember that there is nothing like a personal

> invitation to get people involved in birding and bird conservation. If

you

> are an experienced birder, invite a beginner to join in the activity with

> you. If you are a beginning birdwatcher, come and join in the learning

> yourself. Whether you participate in the event or not, you can help

promote

> it through whatever channels are available to you.

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> The Big Sit! Is being promoted through the National Wildlife Refuge

System,

> so check with the refuge near you to find out if they are hosting one. If

> they are not yet planning one, perhaps you can encourage them and

volunteer

> to help organize one. This event coincides with Refuge Week and provides

a

> great opportunity to teach people about birds, the habitats they need, and

> the Refuge System. Please share your ideas about making this a successful

> family learning experience.

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> You can find more information on The Big Sit! and register your circle

here:

> http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/funbirds/bigsit/bigsit.aspx

> and here...

> http://www.fws.gov/refuges/birding/happening.html

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> Thanks!

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> Susan Gilchrist

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> USFWS IMBD Coordinator

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