Audubon Everglades Bird Watchers Visit Wellington’s Peaceful Waters

Al Pelligrinelli directs Linda McCandless and Pat Demko toward another species to add to the count.


Members of Audubon Everglades gathered at Wellington’s Peaceful Waters Sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 12 to participate in “The Big Sit,” a friendly competition in which bird lovers flock together to count the different bird species that can be seen or heard from a 17-foot diameter.

While this was the fifth time that the group participated in the event, it was the first time they did so in Wellington. More than 40 different species of birds were seen during the event.

Scott Zucker, a bird enthusiast and the chapter’s conservation co-chair, was in attendance, and the group decided to combine the event with a birdwatching tour led by Zucker.

In the past, the chapter has held “The Big Sit” at the Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach, but after a successful start at Peaceful Waters, there was talk of holding the event in Wellington in the future.

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