Sending an early reminder about the Bird Watcher's Digest (FREE) event called The Big Sit . . . touted as bird watching's most sedentary event is scheduled for October 9th . . . worldwide. If unfamiliar with this event, it is where we (birders of all skill levels) park our tuckuses in one spot through the course of 24 hours while watching for, listening to and documenting all species observed from that location. Some call it one great big birding tailgate party bringing food and even grilling out with friends and family while taking part in something they love!
The event is scheduled for October 9th, and once again Big Oak Tree State Park (located south of East Prairie) has been most gracious in allowing us the use of the park for our team circle location. Our team name is Mosquito Fodder, but don't let the name fool you. In most recent past events, Mosquitoes were a non-issue, but just in case, we'll have enough bug repellant to go around for the participants. The amount of time you wish to spend in the circle is entirely up to you/your schedule. I tentatively plan to be there at about 4:30 a.m. throughout the day and into the evening hours ~5:30-6:30 p.m. (depending on turnout of birders and birds).