Date: 10/10/20 8:14 pm From: Linus Blomqvist <linus.blomqvist...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Big Sit
I did a Big Sit at Haskell's Beach today, on the little knoll southeast of the Bacara Resort (34.4307914, -119.9147157). I started at 6.15 am and stayed the rest of the day. Christian Puga joined for a couple of hours in the morning and another friend for a couple of hours in the afternoon. With their help, I managed to see a respectable 72 species from within my 17 ft circle. All but two were expected at this time and location. The exceptions were a Northern Waterthrush in the creek below, and two White Pelicans flying by inland.
To my knowledge, 72 is the highest count for a Big Sit in the county. I really enjoyed the day and I hope more people will have an opportunity to do a Big Sit next year.