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Global Big Day Birdwatching Event

October 19, 2019

A Laughing Gull rests on a southern shoreline on Bonaire.

Get in on the action and count Bonaire’s birds!

How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on Global Big Day.

Last year’s October Global Big Day collectively reporting 6,331 species of birds—nearly two-thirds of the world’s bird species in a single day! This October, you can be a part of the fun. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding and let eBird know what you find.

Here are three quick ways to have the most fun:

  1. “Scout” your birding spots for Global Big Day. Finding where the birds are ahead of time makes the big day birding more fun, and also gives you more chances to be out enjoying birds. Perfect. Learn how to use eBird to find birds. 
  2. Use eBird Mobile. eBird’s free data-entry app takes the time out of data entry, with tools like Quick Entry that mean you have less time with your face in a notebook and more time birding. Try eBird Mobile.
  3. Get a friend involved. Perhaps this is a good birding buddy or someone who has never been birding before. Make it a friendly competition, or join forces as a Global Big Day team. Share on social media using #GlobalBigDay.

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October 19, 2019
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