Global Big Day is a chance for birders to connect and share their passion for bird conservation. Friendly competitions to spot the most species are encouraged, and in the case of Latin America, not even that friendly.
A Global Big Day is the essence of a birder competitive spirit, all condense in a 24-hour frantic, intense and thrilling day. All that planning and preparation to payoff on a single day, where the ultimate goal is to record on ebird.org as many species as possible in the most efficient way. -off on a single day, where the ultimate goal to record on ebird.org as many bird species as possible in the most efficient way.
Global Big Day started in 2015 when 14,000 people across 135 countriesposted 39,000 checklists and recorded 6,149 species in one day. Last year, the second Global Big Day set a new record, 17,200 birders recorded 6,334 species across 151 countries and provided 47,000 checklists to ebird.org. That’s pretty much 60% of the world’s birds, and 60% of the world’s countries! This year, thousands of people from around the world will work together to make May 13, 2017, the biggest day of birding the world has ever seen.