Participating in Global Big Day is easy and thrilling! Mark the date on your calendar – May 13th – for this one-day birdwatching extravaganza you don’t want to miss. To join, simply visit the official website at https://ebird.org/ and sign up for free.
Colombia is considered a world-renowned birdwatching destination and plays a crucial role in the Global Big Day for several reasons:
- Avian Biodiversity: Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world in terms of birds. It is estimated to be home to over 1,950 species, representing around 20% of all known bird species on the planet. This avian richness is due to the diversity of habitats found in the country, including mountains, tropical forests, paramos, jungles, and wetlands.
- Endemic Species: Colombia is the habitat for a significant number of endemic bird species, meaning they are found exclusively in the country. These species are highly valued by birdwatchers as they represent a challenge and a unique opportunity to see unique species in their natural habitat. Many of these birds can be found on our tours.
- Varied Ecosystems: Colombia’s diverse geography, spanning from the Andes to the Amazon and the Caribbean, offers a wide range of ecosystems that host different bird communities. This provides birdwatchers with the opportunity to explore diverse habitats and expand their bird sightings list in a single day.
- Conservation Efforts: Colombia has demonstrated a strong commitment to the conservation of avifauna and their habitats. The establishment of protected areas, national parks, and nature reserves has contributed to the preservation of numerous bird species in the country. Participation in the Global Big Day helps raise awareness about the importance of conservation and collect valuable data to support conservation efforts.
- Birdwatching Community: Colombia has a vibrant and passionate birdwatching community. Participation in the Global Big Day not only promotes connection among Colombian birdwatchers but also positions the country as a key destination for birdwatching enthusiasts from around the world.
In summary, Colombia is important in the Global Big Day due to its extraordinary avian diversity, presence of endemic species, variety of ecosystems, conservation efforts, and passionate birdwatching community. All of this makes Colombia an exceptional destination for birdwatching enthusiasts during this annual event.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the joy of birdwatching, connect with fellow enthusiasts worldwide, and contribute to important conservation efforts. Embark on this remarkable journey and let your love for birds soar high on Global Big Day!