Global Big Day - October 17, 2020 - eBird a birding event for all birders Worldwide
On the 17th of October, 2020; all birders across the entire World will unite for a big event – the Global Big Day. This is an event where birders aim to see the highest number of birds species across the entire World over a 24 hours period. This means that birding will be taking place from midnight to midnight on that day.
The main goal of the day is to see as many birds as possible and set a World record for the highest number of birds seen. But at the same time, this day forms a great opportunity for birders to spread awareness about the conservation of birds across the globe. The day highlights threats facing birds, such as habitat loss and illegal bird trade.
Below are some statistics from the last Global Big Day that was done in May 2020.