Dragonfly Treasure: Thank you for being a part of birding's biggest day.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Thank you for being a part of birding's biggest day.


Black-throated Mango: one of the 1,526 species seen on Global Big Day.
Photo © Juan Diego Castillo/Macaulay Library

Hi Debra,

On 5 May 2018, you helped set a birding world record. Your eBird lists joined reports from nearly 30,000 fellow eBirders, tallying 6,924 species as a global team: 2/3rds of the world's birds in 24 hours. This is a new world record for the number of bird species reported in one day. Thank you. Mark your calendar for 6 October for another Big Day—we'll be in touch with more info before long!
See full Global Big Day results here.

Importantly, this impossibly fun event also provides valuable information to help birds. eBirders gathered more than 1.6 million bird sightings on 5 May, which are now freely available to researchers, conservationists, and birders everywhere. Explore eBird sightings here, and find more birds today!

The best part is that all this fun doesn't have to only be one day a year! At eBird, every day can be Global Big Day. 365 opportunities to go out, see what you can find, and make a difference for the birds that we all care about.

Sightings from your local park or backyard garden are as valuable as those from far-flung rainforests and mountains: any bird, anywhere, anytime. If you enter a couple checklists a month now, how about one per week? If you enter a list weekly, can you do one list a day? How high can you get your 'checklist streak' on eBird's home page!?  Use eBird Mobileto make entering sightings as easy as can be, and Merlin to help with bird ID.

One checklist at a time, let’s have some fun and make it count. Thank you for all that you do as an eBirder.

ChrisBrianMarshall, and Ian—for Team eBird


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