2018: We have been preparing to regain the title
The 4th edition of Global Big Day is celebrated this May 5. In the 2017 edition, more than 20 thousand people from more than 145 countries went bird watching, recording a total of approximately 6635 species. Peru has won two titles, in 2015 and in 2016; people recorded 1183 and 1240 species, respectively. In 2017, we didn’t get the three consecutive years award, despite recording 1332 species; we had more than 800 participants working in 380 teams that covered 652 locations throughout Peru. This year the objective is to regain the title and highlight the great biodiversity of our country.
WHAT IS GLOBAL BIG DAY- GBD?
It’s a 24-hour event (from 00:00 to 23:50 hrs) and it’s about getting people all over the world to come out and collectively find as many bird species as possible. The goal is to draw attention to its importance and conservation.