Saturday, October 1, 2011

Big Sit 2011

Here is a message from Coastal Center Director Frank Gallo:

Sunday, Oct 9
This year our Connecticut “Big Sit!” champion team, the B.W. Surf Scopers, (Jim Dugan, Patrick Dugan, Frank Gallo, Tina Green, and Frank Mantlik) will defend, and attempt to break, their own Connecticut “Big Sit!” birding record--107 species seen from within a 17-foot circle. This international event, created by New Haven Bird Club, and sponsored by Bird Watchers Digest, will be held this Sunday, October 9, 2011, with teams competing worldwide. Our goal is to spot as many different species of birds as possible without leaving our seats! In 2010 the Surf Scopers placed third in the overall competition, besting 239 other teams representing 51 countries!

We need your help to make this event the best yet – support our record-breaking quest and the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center with a pledge. Every dollar you pledge will go directly to support the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point – truly one of the best birding destinations in the Northeast! Your donation is 100% tax deductible; the money is used to support our conservation and education efforts. Please click here for pledge form, or contact us at 203-878-7440 x 502. We appreciate your generous support. Thank you!

Check the blog in the week after the Big Sit to see the results.

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