The Global Bird Weekend, which took place on October 9-10, 2021, was a full success. October Big Day was joined by nearly 33,000 birders from 195 countries who submitted more than 78,024 checklists and recorded over 7,269 bird species.
This year’s global team consisted of more than 800 eBirders in Africa, 2,000 in Asia, 2,500 in Europe, and 5,300 in Central and South America. These tremendous efforts showcase the power of birds to bring people together.
We are proud to report that our SWAROVSKI OPTIK team did a fantastic job, with 2,116 species recorded and 447 submitted checklists. In the teams ranking, we took first place when it comes to the number of different species observed.
How awesome is that? EXCELLENT job, everyone! Thank you for your valuable contributions!
We are already looking forward to next year's Global Big Day in May and the Global Bird Weekend in October and can't wait to have you on board with us again.
In the course of the Global Bird Weekend, we invited you to join a group of passionate birders while they were birding live from different locations all over the globe. Check out the fascinating broadcast from 18 locations in the USA, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Scotland, England, Spain, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
Bird races like these are amazing opportunities to come together as a birding community and support a common cause. We are looking forward to the next citizen science events, such as the Christmas Bird Count, the Big Garden Birdwatch and “Die Stunde der Wintervögel” in January. However, identifying and counting birds is important no matter which day of the year it is or where you are.
So, what are you waiting for? #gobirding! Grab your binoculars or dG, head out to discover wildlife, and start sharing your observations today.