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Birding “Big Sit”

Butterfly Hill
7:30 am

Sometimes you can see a lot of birds from one spot. We’ll test that theory today by replacing our usual bird walk with a fun birding event known at The Big Sit! We did this for the first time in 2019 and spotted 43 species.

Our official 17-foot diameter circle will again be located at the top of Cantigny Park’s Butterfly Hill, ensuring a panoramic view with multiple habitats. We’ll be there until AT LEAST noon so stop by for as long as you wish. The format is casual and “open house.”

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a folding chair. Feel free to bring snacks and/or a sack lunch, too. Bottled water will be provided.

This event, like our regular walks, will be conducted in partnership with the DuPage Birding Club. Beginning birders and kids at least 8 years old (accompanied by an adult) are welcome! A limited number of binoculars are available for those who wish to borrow a pair. Free event. Parking fee waived for those arriving before 10 am, otherwise $10.