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Meadowood Bird and Butterfly Big Sit

  • Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area 10702 Harley Road Lorton, VA, 22079 United States (map)

Join Audubon Society Northern Virginia and Meadowood BLM staff from 8AM-4PM on Saturday, October 7. We'll be at our count circle by the pollinator garden located at the Mustang Loop Trail parking lot (intersection of Gunston and Harley Roads) recording all the birds seen and heard. As a bonus we'll note any butterfly species that we see too!

Also, there will be bird walks at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM originating at the count circle.

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding day is sponsored by Bird Watcher's Digest and Swarovski Optics. This family fun event was founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club to promote birds and the birding community.

The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon - to tally as many bird species that can been seen or heard within a given period of time. The difference lies in the area limitation from which you may observe - it's like a tailgate party for birders.

Bring a chair and your binoculars, snacks will be provided. You may also join us on a guided bird walk or participate in a kid friendly activity. This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

Watch a video that provides background about the Big Sit phenomenon.






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