American Birding Podcast



Global Big Day Two Weeks Out

A reminder, as we careen headlong in the most exciting birding month in the northern hemisphere, that Cornell and eBird’s Global Big Day is scheduled for May 14, only two weeks away.

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In addition to eBird’s online festivities, May 14 is International Migratory Bird Day in North America. Many nature centers, bird clubs, and environmental organizations will host events around the United States and Canada. Notable among those are the World Series of Birding in New Jersey and the Great Canadian Birdathon in Ontario, but there’s probably one near you, too. In any case, it’s smack dab in the middle of migration in the Northern Hemisphere and a spectacular time to go birding anyway.

Getting involved in easy, all you need to do it to go birding and enter an eBird checklist, something a great many of us are already doing in May. For more information on the Global Big Day and how to get involved, check out the Global Big Day website. There you can find ways to share the event with other birders, as well as links to the Global Big Day home page and social media info.

Get excited. Go birding. Share your experiences with others. Sounds like a great event to me.