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The Big Sit at Wiley Slough

Date: Sat. Oct 8, 2022 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THE BIG SIT – October 8th – 8 am until 5 pm

 The Big Sit is a free community birding event open to individuals and teams all over the world.  Mark your calendars as this year The Big Sit for Skagit Audubon will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 8 am-5 pm.  For the past couple of years, Skagit Audubon Society (SAS) has fielded Big Sit teams at Wiley Slough (Skagit Wildlife Area-Headquarters Unit).

Rotating cadres of observers identified 50 species from a single location over a ten-hour period!  Generous SAS members took the initiative to pledge $1 per species seen by the team in support of the Skagit Audubon Society Environmental Conservation Scholarships.  Through the generosity of SAS members, we raised about $1,000 each year which enabled Skagit Audubon Society to award additional scholarships. 

We will be at Wiley Slough again this year.  You are also encouraged to conduct your own Big Sit and participate from wherever you want – backyard, park, public wildlife area, etc.  Visit to learn more about the event.  To volunteer for shifts, to sign up for birding your own backyard, or to donate, please contact Colleen Shannon at  Colleen will be at Wiley Slough on Oct. 8th from 8 am-5 pm and teams will sign up for two-hour shifts.  Also, visitors are welcome to stop by.

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