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The Big Sit! 2016 at the AWNC

The Asa Wright Nature Centre, Caligo Ventures & Martyn Kenefick team up again for The Big Sit!

By Martyn Kenefick

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Martyn Kenefick

I guess the format of Birdwatcher’s Digest‘s The Big Sit! worldwide bird survey is pretty well known by now. On one designated day every year, you bird-watch from dawn till dusk at one particular site never straying outside of a five meter radius and document the number of species you see or hear. This year, the event took place on the weekend of 8 – 9 October. We chose the Saturday.
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The Big Sit! 2015 at the Asa Wright Nature Centre

The Big Sit! at the Asa Wright Nature Centre.

By Martyn Kenefick, author of Birds of Trinidad & Tobago

The Big Sit! at the Asa Wright Nature Centre
The Asa Wright Nature Centre’s Famed Verandah by Peg Abbott

Once again it was time to participate in The Big Sit! at the Asa Wright Nature Centre verandah. Last October, the sometimes lonely vigil was maintained by Ann and myself, with occasional help from other members of staff. This year we were joined by Conservation Officer Kimberly and had periodic help from trail guides Mukesh, Barry, Brandon, and Elsa together with visitors Dan and Danielle from Massachusetts and not forgetting continual encouragement from the 26 member contingent of Saw Mill River Audubon Society, New York. We certainly were not lonely.
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