The Big Sit! at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
After a year's hiatus Boise's "The Big Sit" is back. This year under the umbrella of Golden Eagle Audubon as a field trip. For those who wish to start early and help with set up we meet at 0630 at Hyatt's lower parking lot off Maple Grove. Bring a lunch, extra chairs, water, dress for the day's weather. Stay for the day or a bit. RL will again be the Team Captain. The Big Sit! Is an international bird watching event sponsored by Bird Watcher's Digest and Swarovski Optik. Originally started by the New Haven (CT) Bird Club, "The Big Sit!" has become the "tailgate party for birders." The simplicity of the concept is what makes the "Sit" so appealing. Find a good spot for bird watching--preferably one with good views and a variety of habitats and lots of birds. Create a real or imaginary circle 17 feet in diameter and sit inside the circle for 24 hours (12 hours for Boise), counting all the bird species you see and/or hear from within the confines of the circle. That's it. Everyone with any interest in birds is invited to join in. You don't have to be an expert. Folks can come and go as they please throughout the day (follow the main path until you see us). Local bird-nerds will be on site to share their knowledge and experience about identifying birds and their behavior. Extra binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for visitors to get close-up looks at the variety of birds at one of Boise's best birding hotspots. The Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is a Boise City Park that doubles as a storm-water treatment facility, featuring sand filters, storm water piping, porous pavement parking lots. There is a restroom, pathways and educational kiosks.
5301 N. Maple Grove Rd.
Boise, ID 83704