Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 11, 2021

Global Big Day 2021 reaches new heights 

from eBird

Birds unite people. On Saturday, 8 May more than 51,000 people spanning 192 countries celebrated the birds around them for Global Big Day. Together, the global birding community accomplished FOUR world records! Global Big Day 2021 set new records for the greatest number of birders, from the most countries, reporting more species and more checklists on a single day of birding than ever before. Thank you.

Global Big Day by the Numbers

  • 51,816 people from 192 countries went birding
  • 140,818 people identifying birds with Merlin Bird ID
  • 133,887 checklists submitted
  • 7,234 species recorded
  • 69,311 photos shared with the Macaulay Library
  • 2,391 audio recordings shared with the Macaulay Library

Read more Global Big Day 2021 reaches new heights – eBird


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