Something New — Sit Spot Birding

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.

This event is limited to 10 people.  To reserve a spot, contact Diana Keeney at or Teri Carnesciali at