Big Sit Bird Count

During the annual Big Sit!, people sit (or stand) inside a 17-foot (5.2-meter) circle and see how many birds they can identify in one day. This annual international semi-competitive birding event was originated by the New Haven Bird Club in 1992. It’s FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

The Big Sit! takes place annually in early October 

2022: The Big Sit! starts Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 12 a.m. midnight and closes Sunday, October 9, at 11:59 p.m. Maine Audubon is not hosting a Big Sit! circle this year, but we encourage you to visit the Big Sit! website and create or find a circle near you.