As the director of our trips to Central America, I was excited to see Panama take the lead in the 4th Global Big Day this past month. The event is a 24-hour global birding binge to see how many birds species can be spotted. Panama recorded 750 species, coming in 6th place worldwide, ranking 1st place in Central America (Costa Rica and Guatemala were close behind, ranking 11th and 13th in the world).
I was amazed to hear that 6,902 species were recorded worldwide during the big day, that's over 65% of the bird species worldwide! Most importantly though, the Global Big Day raises awareness and supports critical bird conservation worldwide to ensure that we can continue to enjoy these birds for many years to come.
If you're an aspiring or avid birder, read our When and Where to go Birding in Panama or Birding in Colombia blogs or check out the video below for one of the coolest places to go birding in Panama. Give me a call at 800-345-4453 to learn more about trips to Panama!