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THE BIGGEST BIRDING WEEKEND OF THE YEAR

International Migratory Bird Day & Global Big Day
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Find an event near you!

 

One of the most spectacular Bird Watching seasons is upon us: the yearly migration of our feathered friends from their winter homes in the Southern Hemisphere to their summer homes in the North. International Migratory Bird Day on May 13 is a US educational project; Global Big Day connects a network of people across the world using eBird through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

Birders across the US gather for over 600 events on May 13, and throughout this summer migratory season, at protected refuges, parks, zoos, museums or in the comfort of their bird-friendly backyards for the US migration. 

 

Find an event near your home or participate from your own backyard!

  • Find an Audubon Society Chapter near you for great birding events this weekend
  • Create an eBird account and submit your findings for The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Global Big Day
  • Check out May 13 and 14 on the Environment for the Americas Nationwide Event Calendar (International Migratory Bird Day education project managers)
  • Every bird submitted to eBird will be counted for the Global Big Day
 

During this season, flocks of birds feast on Gulf and Atlantic shores, at forests and wetlands across the country to the Pacific, for they must double in weight to complete the journey to their winter destinations.

 

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 If you have a fabulous bird shot from the Big Day, send it to: wingspanoptics2000@gmail.com. Include the bird(s) name, location and your name.

We’ll be sharing images from the Big Day next week.

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