Date: 8/24/20 7:45 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Official October Big Sit Host Change
I believe the rules are different for this event and it is not related to
the GTBC.....If I recall correctly it was a 15' radius but it has been
years so maybe things changed.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 9:39 PM Elaine Cowley <ecowley...> wrote:

> The rules I have read indicate a 50’ circle and a maximum of 10 people.
> This is on the Great Texas Birding Classic Facebook page and was also
> posted to Texbirds page.
> Are they two different things?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 24, 2020, at 3:01 PM, Ted Drozdowski <muddykayak...> wrote:
> Hello,
> After nineteen years of hosting the Official Big Sit!, Bird Watcher's
> Digest has passed the hosting duties back to the New Haven Bird Club. The
> NHBC started the Big Sit in 1992. Then, in 2001, Bird Watcher's Digest
> became the host. I'm not sure why the hosting duties have changed hands,
> but the event will take place the weekend of October 10 and 11, 2020.
> The event is essentially the same as it's always been, the big
> difference now is that totals will be reported via ebird. All the
> information you need about the Big Sit can be found here:
> Of course, fitting as many people as possible into a 17 foot diameter
> circle may not be a great idea right about now. The hosts of the Big Sit
> have addressed Covid-19 concerns on their webpage.
> Good birding,
> Ted Drozdowski
> Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas


Brush Freeman
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas

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