Thursday, September 27, 2012

Big Sit 2012

It's that time again - please see the below information for the Coastal Center at Milford Point's 2012 Big Sit. Additionally, please use this pledge form to help the team meet their goal and raise funds to help the Coastal Center and their staff, thank you!

Big Sit! Fundraiser
The weekend of Oct 13/14 (day depends on the weather)

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 again 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 either Saturday, or Sunday, October 13 or 14, with teams competing worldwide. Our goal is to spot as many different species of birds as possible without leaving our seats! This year, Frank Gallo will be away leading a birding trip to Spain, so we’re calling in our trusted Raven Luna-ticks teammates, Fran Zygmont, and David Tripp to join us. Please help support their efforts.

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 visit our webpage at for a pledge form, or contact us at 203-878-7440 x 502.  We appreciate your generous support. Thank you! And stay tuned; we’ll post the results here on our blog.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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