The first Annual Red Rock Audubon Society’s (RRAS) Big Sit will be held from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th, at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (HBVP). It will be hosted by Bird Las Vegas and RRAS members Ben Zyla, Brandon Miller, and Justin Streit
What is the Big Sit?
The Big Sit is an annual non-competitive competition, where a group of birders tries to identify as many avian species by sight and sound from a single stationary position within a specific period of time. The focus of the BIG SIT is to promote interest and awareness of birding in the local community, as well as promote membership to great originations like the RRAS. It is a great way to collect the birding community to one location to help work on identification skills, share stories, and help promote RRAS membership.
Who will be hosting it?
The Big Sit will be hosted by RRAS and Bird Las Vegas members Ben Zyla, Brandon Miller, and Justin Streit, as well as other members from the RRAS. The hosts will help identify birds, answer any questions you have, basically talk about anything bird-related, and get a couple jokes in.
When it is?
Sunday, the 14th of October, starting at 6 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m. You do not have to start at 6 am or stay until 2 pm but we ask that you register so we know how many are participating.
Where is it?
It will be held at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, which is located at 350 East Galleria Drive, Henderson, NV 89011. Specifically, it will be held on the large observation deck on Pond #4 at the HBVP. The location of the Pond #4 deck offers a good diversity of species including waterfowl, shorebirds, herons, passerines, and raptors. Ben, Brandon, and Justin are hoping to tally 50+ species for the day!
If interested, please bring your binoculars, a large hat for the sun, sunscreen, a chair, snacks, and some water.
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