Date: 5/8/17 10:56 pm From: Dottie Boyles <ctboyles...> Subject: Global Big Day - May 13, 2017
Saturday, May 13th marks the 3rd annual Global Big Day where you go birding and enter your birds into eBird. The event sponsored by eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was created as a way to engage a worldwide network of birders to go out and count birds in support of global bird conservation. In 2015 (the first year), more than 14,000 people in 135 countries submitted almost 45,000 checklists, featuring 6,085 species of birds; all in a single day.
Since many people will be birding this weekend during the AAS Spring meeting at Mount Magazine, I thought I would include Logan County's count for the past two years: 2015 - 9 species, and 2016 - 0 (Don must have been out of town that day). I suspect those numbers will be blown out of the water this year.
Out of all 50 states including the District of Columbia, Arkansas ranked #40 in 2015, but fell to #45 in 2016. :-( Let's see if Arkansas birders can do better in 2017 and don't forget to enter your checklists into eBird. For more information visit eBird.org