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Arizona Field Ornithologists – Global Big Day!
Join the Global Big Day in Arizona!
May 5th, 2018
If you like to get out in the spring sunshine and count birds, you should sign up to participate in the annual Global Big Day (GBD) in Arizona on Saturday 5 May. Organized by eBird, the GBD is coordinated in Arizona by AZFO and supported by local Audubon societies, local bird clubs, and others. With hundreds of volunteers in the field we will strive to get a “snapshot” of the progress and character of spring migration, and most of all have fun! You can be flexible about the amount of time you spend in the field or you can just sit in your yard and count birds. Our highest state total is 303 species- this year we want to surpass that count by organizing to not miss any of the birds we know are there and by discovering some unexpected rarities.
The count is organized by county, and if you want to volunteer, check out the list of county coordinators. If you are in one of the four counties that don’t have a coordinator, please offer to coordinate our efforts there.