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The Big Sit!
October 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Big Sit! held in communities across the globe every October, gathers small groups of birders in one place to document birds they see over a 24-hour period.
Birders get comfy, socialize, sometimes share a picnic and record their sightings in eBird, a popular birding app.
The rules require participants to sit in a 17-foot diameter configuration, a mandate rooted in the birder’s belief that if you stay anywhere long enough, all sorts of avian life will pass through.
Volunteers from the Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Audubon Society will host a Big Sit! Oct. 9, sunrise to sunset, at the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site.