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The Big Sit

April 6 @ 6:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT

April 6—Saturday from 1 hour before dawn to 5:30 pm

LLELA       201 E. Jones Street          Lewisville, TX      75057

The BIG SIT! is like a Bird-a-thon. Individuals or teams find as many species as possible in 24 hours. There is one critical difference – all observations must be made from within a circle no more than 17 feet (5.2 meters) in diameter.

The Friends of LLELA are again sponsoring this LLELA Big Sit birding event on April 6, 2024. If you have never birded at LLELA, come and check out this 2600-acre preserve and wildlife refuge below the Lewisville dam. Our species list is over 275.

This is a modified BIG SIT! version; it’s a bit more informal than a traditional BIG SIT! Teams can be from 2 to 6 birders. It will run from 1 hour before sunrise to 5:30 PM on April 6th. As usual, at least one member from each team must be in their 17′ circle during the event. Only birds seen or heard from within the circle may be counted.

There is a registration fee of $15.00 per person. The usual $5.00 per car LLELA entry fee will be waived.  Registration will be open until March 23rd.

So, create your teams from among your birding friends and come up with a catchy team name. When each of you registers, use your first name, but use the name of the team as your last name.

Members of the winning team get bragging rights and free BIG SIT! T-shirts. If you want to pre-order a BIG SIT! T-shirt, send an email to llelaoutdoors@ gmail and indicate how many T-shirts and what sizes. These you will pay for on the day of the Big Sit.  There will be a cookout at the end of the day for awards and list comparisons.

Click the Link to see the Big Sit 2022


April 6
6:00 am - 5:30 pm CDT


Friends of LLELA
(281) 380-6459


201 E. Jones St.