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The Little Sit: A backyard birding challenge from Pete Dunne

Contributing Editor Pete Dunne conducting his Little Sit in New Jersey in June 2015. Photo by Linda Dunne.

Thirty-nine. That’s how many bird species Pete Dunne says he recorded from a stationary deck chair in his ordinary South Jersey yard in just two hours during the off-season. And he didn’t use binoculars. “That is the June Little Sit record to beat,” he writes in “Birder at Large” in our October issue. “The ball’s in your court.”

Take Pete’s challenge. See how many birds can you identify from your yard in two hours. Then email us your list. Send it to [email protected]. We’ll forward it to Pete.

Be sure to include the date of your Little Sit, the names of the city and state or province you live in, and a brief description of your yard. For example, if you live near a park, lake, or other bird-attracting area, please say so. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pete’s article about his Little Sit appears in our October 2015 issue, on sale now at Barnes & Noble and other newsstands.

See the contents of the October 2015 issue and take a look inside.

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Email us your Little Sit total.


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