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.
Bird Las Vegas Guides Brandon Miller and Justin Streit hosted the First Annual Big Sit with the Red Rock Audubon Society. Guide Ben Zyla planned all of the event logistics, and though he couldn't be there, Brandon and Justin were joined by over 30 people at the boardwalk on Pond #4 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. How'd it go? Success!! Did you know you can see 65 species from just one fixed location... in Vegas??