Sit Spot birding is an alternative approach to birding. Instead of extended walking and standing, it involves finding a comfortable spot in nature to sit, slow down, be in the moment, and notice details and behavior patterns.
Sit Spot birding is not list-driven; it is not always trying to get the next bird. It is a way of expanding your awareness of and connection to birds (and all of nature!) And recording your Sit Spot experiences in a journal using words, numbers, and/or pictures can be very rewarding, too!
If you would like to mindfully connect with birds and all of nature, join us from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at O’Melveny Park–at the picnic tables near the bathrooms. (Rain cancels and moves it to the 3rd Thursday.) What to bring: a cushion or a comfortable chair, a beverage/snack and, of course, binoculars. If you’re interested in journaling, bring stuff to write and/or draw with.