Global Big Day – Birding Event

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Date(s) - May 8, 2021
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Birding’s biggest day is back! Global Big Day is just days away. By eBirding on a past big day, you’ve helped to set new world records for the most bird species, greatest number of birders, and most information on biodiversity gathered in a single day. Thank you.

Last year’s Global Big Day showed what birdwatchers around the world can accomplish together. More than 50,000 people across 175 countries collectively reported an astounding 120,000 eBird checklists. Will you help us beat those numbers this year? All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding on 8 May and eBird what you find.

Here are three easy ways to make the most out of your Global Big Day:

  • Brush up on local birds. Knowing what birds you could spot makes finding them on the big day more fun. Download the free Merlin Bird ID app and start exploring species in your area today. Merlin can also help you to identify birds on Global Big Day!
  • Use eBird Mobile. eBird’s free app has features such as Mobile Explore and Quick Entry that make it easier to find and share the birds around you. Try eBird Mobile.
  • Make birding’s biggest team even bigger. Do you have a friend or loved one with a growing interest in birds? Encourage them to join the Global Big Day fun. Share your stories on social media using #GlobalBigDay.

However you choose to participate, please continue to put safety first and follow local guidelines. More Global Big Day tips and resources.

We hope you’ll be a part of Global Big Day again this year. We’re excited to see what we can achieve together.



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