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The Little Sit Sunrise Bird Count

Meet Jack and the Bird Census Team while learning how to identify the birds of North Texas, and enjoy the beautiful sunrise over Lake Texoma! Modeled after Cornell's national "Big Sit" event, a group of dedicated birders invite you to join them at sunrise to conduct a bird count as multiple species fly to the water and the surrounding land to feed.  Leaders will bring spotting scopes and will provide tips for identification of the many species you will see.

This event lasts a couple of hours, but all are welcome to come and go as they please. Participants are advised to bring a chair, binoculars and water. 

The First Saturday of every month, at H Pad, beginning 30 minutes before sunrise.

Location: H Pad, Sadler, Texas 76264 

H Pad is in Sadler, but it is part of the refuge

GPS Coordinates:

33.734961, -96.780582

Directions from the Hagerman Visitor Center:

  • Take a right (north) out of the Visitor Center parking lot road.
  • At the bottom of the hill, take a left onto the gravel road (Wildlife Dr).
  • The road will end at the Big Mineral Day Use Area. Take a right onto Bennett Lane.
  • You will cross a bridge over Big Mineral Creek, then go over a low water crossing.
  • There will be several small gravel roads going off to the right.
  • Stay on Bennett until the road forks, then go right.
  • When the road forks again, go right.
  • Take the gravel road marked “H” (you will see oil tanks on the NE corner) to the right and go all the way to the end.

Please register (optional) so we may inform you of unexpected changes:

Photo taken at the Little Sit

by Laurie Sheppard

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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092


Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

See you at the refuge!

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