Date: 10/7/18 3:18 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Invitation: Chatfield BIG SIT!
Hello Fellow COBIRDERS!

Looking for something to do a week from today...Sunday? How about some
leisure birding at a Big Sit?

What is a "Big Sit" you ask?

Well a Big Sit is similar to the birding event called a "Big Day", in both
events participants try to count as many species as possible, the difference
is that in a Big Day you travel all over a geographical area whereas during
a Big Sit you sit (or stand) in one location (a 17-foot diameter "circle")
and count as many species seen or heard as possible in the course of the
day.
This is a worldwide event and as of this posting there are already over
100 Big Sit "circles" registered for this year's event!

The Denver Field Ornithologists and Colorado Parks & Wildlife will once
again
sponsor and I will host "The Big Sit!" at Chatfield State Park next Sunday,
October 14th. This will be the 15th year for this fun and frivolous event.
It
is open to the public and EVERYONE is welcome! It will be held from dawn to

dusk, come for an hour or stay all day, whatever works for your schedule.
In addition to a day list we will perform hourly counts so that every hour
there
are "new" birds to be added to the hour's count.

"The Big Sit!" at Chatfield will be located at the Heronry Overlook on the
east side of the reservoir. NOTE: ENTRY TO THE PARK FOR THIS EVENT IS
ONLY FROM THE SOUTH, THE WEST ENTRANCE TO CHATFIELD WILL NOT
GET YOU THERE AS THE PLATTE RIVER BRIDGE IS OUT. Just follow the signs
from the south entrance.

Bring your own chair or use the bench seating provided by the
heronry overlook deck. Bring binoculars, spotting scope (if you have),
food, water, treats to share or whatever you need to spend time birding!
Colorado Parks & Wildlife will be providing a canopy for shade from the sun,

or shelter from rain. So far, this year's weather looks to be perfect...for
once!

If you cannot attend "The Big Sit!" at Chatfield create your own! The
details and rules can be found at:

https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/connect/bigsit/about.php

The "DFO Insaniacs" (as we are registered) have had the highest "Big Sit"
count for Colorado 15 years running! Come help DFO's Big Sit at Chatfield
stay on top!

Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado


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