South Padre Island, TX – April 6, 2016: The City of South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPICVB) will be sponsoring a Big Sit! team headed by Scarlet Colley of Fins2Feathers dolphin and birding tours for the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s 20th annual Great Texas Birding Classic.

The Big Sit! event is held over the course of a day where teams across the state compete to see who can see or hear the greatest number of bird species all from within an imaginary 17 foot circle. The SPICVB is holding the event on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the South Padre Island Convention Centre boardwalk and gardens located at 7355 Padre Boulevard in South Padre Island, Texas.

The public is invited to join the South Padre Island Sandpipers, from brand new birders to experts in the field. Bring your own chair, drinks, and snacks. We will have t-shirt giveaways throughout the day and all participants are eligible to win.

Featured photograph of “big sitters” provided by Passport to Texas