I recieved a message from Bird Watcher's Digest, and I thought I would post it here too, in case anyone is interested:
Dear Bird Watcher,
For many of us, the return to school marks the beginning of fall. While we're enjoying the last bit of summer it is a good time to start thinking about fall migration and what we can do for the birds. At the farm, fall migration is almost always better than spring migration. We get more birds, and we get more unusual birds. All that's missing is fresh spring plumage and the symphony of singing males.
A great way to experience fall migration is to get a team of friends together to participate in the Big Sit! Hundreds of teams from around the world participate in The Big Sit! every year. The event is free and it is fun! The Big Sit! is like a bird-a-thon or a Big Day in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within a 24-hour period. But the unique thing about The Big Sit! is that teams must count birds from within a 17-foot-diameter circle! Get your team together and register on our website today! It's FREE!
Sounds like fun!