American White Pelican in flight
American White Pelican at Goose Pond FWA

The Big Sit! 2020

A Virtual Birdwatching Event

When: Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 8 am

Where: Online (Zoom Meeting)

FoGP and Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife invite you join the Big Sit! Virtual Birdwatching Event via Zoom meeting. Complete the form below to register!

This event has already taken place. Thank you to everyone that joined us for this year's Virtual Big Sit!

About The Event

What is the Big Sit?

The Big Sit! is an annual tailgate for bird watchers, held across North America and right here at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA). The idea is to sit in a 17-foot diameter circle and identify as many birds as you can in one day. It is an excellent novice bird watching experience because you can stay in one place, meet other bird watchers, and come and go as you’re comfortable. You can also see a lot of birds during the Big Sit! and no gear is necessary! You can learn more about the Big Sit! by visiting

This year, Friends of Goose Pond and Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife are hosting a virtual Big Sit! Throughout the day, you can watch as roving reporters share what they are seeing at various locations at Goose Pond FWA and learn what birds visit Goose Pond FWA and how to identify them. We’ll also share what makes Goose Pond FWA such a special place for wildlife and people. Some sessions will be a Facebook Live streamed - check out the schedule to learn more.

How can I participate?

You can participate by registering to join us at Goose Pond FWA via Zoom and we’ll bring you birds from 7:55 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 11. When you register for the Big Sit!, you will be sent a link to join the Oct. 11 Zoom meeting. We’ll have hourly features and roving reporters scouting and sharing the best bird watching locations at Goose Pond FWA all day. Fill out your name, email, and click “Register” below to complete registration.

How do I use Zoom?

Learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting at the bottom of this page.

What is the schedule for the day?

Click to view the schedule.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact if you have any questions about the event, how
to participate, or what to expect.