• 592 Species in 24 Hours: Big Day 2018 in California, Honduras, and Colombia

    6 monthes ago - By All About Birds

    Stilt Sandpiper by Rose-Ange, Jean via Birdshare .
    The first minutes of May 5, 2018, found Team Sapsucker spread out into three squads for a Big Day that spanned North, Central, and South America. The day saw an incredible range of habitats, from dry California desert to misty Honduran pine forest to chilly Colombian highlands-and all three teams finished the day at the beach, rounding up the shorebirds that were the focus of this year's event. By nighttime, the 17 birders had identified an amazing 592 bird species for the Cornell Lab's annual fundraiser.
    The birds ranged from fancifully...
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