The World Went Birding on May 9, 2015!

by Pat Leonard last modified 2015-05-13 11:49
Our goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birders everywhere, to collectively tally 4,000 of the world’s bird species in a single day.


The first Global Big Day is a resounding success! Participants from more than 100 countries tallied more than half the world's bird species on May 9. See the results. In host country Panama, Team Sapsucker tallied 320 species. See their complete list. At the World Series of Birding in New Jersey, the three student Redheads teams excelled. The statewide birding team captured the championship with 208 species; the Cape May County team took second in their division with 148 species, and the Big Stay team won its category with 71 species tallied.

All funds raised go to Cornell Lab conservation and education programs as well undergraduate research. Thanks to all who have donated so far! There's still time to help us meet our goal of $500,000. Please consider donating--thank you for anything you can do!


World bird map and top banner artwork by Team Redhead member Luke Seitz, a Bartels Science Illustration Intern at the Cornell Lab.

Click on the map to get a larger view and learn the names of the birds.

Download the map as wallpaper for your computer.