Upcoming Field Trips:
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020
UTAH COUNTY BIRDERS BIG SIT
Please Sign Up ASAP!
(We need an idea of how many are coming throughout the
day to get approval to use the Provo Airport Dike.)
The Big Sit is an annual, international,
noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and founded by
the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club.
The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon in
that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard
within 24 hours, but the difference is that all birds must be observed by
birders who are sititng or standing inside a pre-determined 17 ft diameter
The Utah County Birders have participated in 17 annual
Big Sits as the team the Utah Lakers. This year will be our 18th Big Sit.
Our high count for species was achieved last year with 64 species.
The 2020 Big Sit will be held Saturday Oct 10 on the
Provo Airport Dike. We ask all attendees to wear a mask while inside the
count circle, to plan to bring and use sanitizer/alcohol wipes on shared
spotting scopes, and to stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or join
us in spirit as we posts updated on our Facebook page if you are in a high
If you’re interested,
a sign up sheet with timeslots is available. We usually cover the count
circle from dawn to dusk although earlier and later counting for owls is
also an option.
For the month of August
[and September] our field trips can be to see how many counties or WMA or National Forests you
can get to. Then send in a field trip report.
#4 in 2020 see 20 species in 20 Utah counties
#9 in 2020 see 20 species in 20 National Forest areas or Wildlife Refuges.