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DATE CHANGE – Birding “Big Sit”

Butterfly Hill at Cantigny Park
7:30 am
This event is sold out and has been moved from September 17

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. Last year we had only 26 species but one of them was a flyover osprey!

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

Limit 25 birders for this event. To register, please send an email to jreiter@cantigny.org with “Big Sit” on the Subject line.

This event, like our regular walks, is in partnership with the DuPage Birding Club. Beginning birders and kids at least 8 years old (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. Participants should bring a folding chair and snacks are welcome.  Cantigny will supply bottled water.

Free event, and parking also free as Cantigny commemorates Constitution Day, September 17.

For more information about birding at Cantigny, check out these links:

Cantigny.org birding page

DuPage Birding Club “hotspot” profile for Cantigny