Did you know that 240 of the 596 native bird species in Texas call Beaumont home? It’s true, you can even spot a family of Bald Eagles! For the second year, the Beaumont CVB participated in the 19 th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic by hosting a BIG SIT team on May 8, 2015 at Cattail Marsh. The Big Sit is a 12 hour competition where shifts of birders select a 17-foot diameter circle and team members count birds they either see or hear from within the designated spot. Our team of expert to beginner birders counted 62 species including a verified sighting of a rare American Wigeon! This