All About Global Big Day 2023 and the Flying Pintails.
Get ready for an exhilarating birding event coming up this Saturday—the highly anticipated Global Big Day 2023! Once again, I am thrilled to be a part of Team Flying Pintails, led by the esteemed BirdsCaribbean Executive Director, Lisa Sorenson. Wherever you are in the world, I invite you to join me in this fantastic bird-counting endeavor. Global Big Day 2023 serves as a fundraiser for the Caribbean Bird Banding (CBB) Network. By supporting this event, you will contribute to BirdsCaribbean’s continuous provision of bands and other essential resources to Caribbean banders. Additionally, the funds raised will enable the organization to host more international training workshops, assist Caribbean banders in pursuing internships, and create further opportunities for skill development and network expansion across various Caribbean islands.
Last year, a remarkable 1,078 species were reported by 15 teams consisting of members from 29 countries. This impressive achievement, coupled with the generous donations received, amounted to nearly $14,000, benefiting Caribbean bird conservation efforts. No matter where you are in the world, you can join me on this fun day as we all embark on a full day of birding adventures.