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May 29, 2017

Global Big Day Bird Watch 2017

Photo:Joaquin Sarmiento / AFP / Getty Images
Columbia records 1,486 species in one day!
Columbia has been announced as the champion of the the 2017 Global Big Day bird watch, with 1,486 species of birds spotted.   In this annual event, teams of birders from 150 countries around the world, record their sightings.   18% (1,903 species) of the world's 10,500 birds are to be found in Columbia.   This year 20,000 birders worldwide recorded 6,564 species in total; more than 60% of the world's birds.   Pictured above is one of the Colombian birds spotted: an Andean Motmot.

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