More than 18,000 eBirders from 164 countries and territories joined together on 19 October to go birding on the second October Big Day. The global count of 6,497 species broke last year’s total of 6,360 species, setting a new October Big Day record!
Global Big Day 2018 set a new world record for birding, reporting 2/3rds of the world's birds in one day: more species on 5 May than any person has ever seen in an entire year. Colombia alone noted 15% of the world's avian diversity in 24 hours.
Do you enjoy shorebirds, but could use some tips and tricks for identification? In May, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Shorebird Identification Archived Live Series.