It’s that time of year again! We are less than two weeks away from the Global Big Day. Your contributions to the past two Global Big Days have set back-to-back world records for the most bird species seen in a single day. Last year’s Global Big Day featured more than 60% of the world’s bird species in a single day, with sightings coming in from more than 17,500 eBirders spread across 154 countries. Thank you for making this possible. Want to be a part of the fun again? If you need an excuse to go enjoy birds on a lovely weekend day in May, we’ve got you covered. Read more for some tips on maximizing your Global Big Day experience.
Mainer’s provided a great contribution to Global Big Day in 2016, reporting 219 species on 447 checklists. Much of that effort came from the always competitive York and Cumberland Counties, reporting 176 and 150 species respectively. Will we see a new ‘top county’ in 2017? Get out there and eBird!
If you’re looking to get started preparing for this year’s Global Big Day, here are three quick ways to have the most fun:
No matter what you do—have a great time, enjoy the birds around you, and let us know what you find! We’re excited to see what we can achieve together on Global Big Day.