Colombia Named the World’s Top Birdwatching Country
A few days ago, took place the Global Big Day, an event organized by Cornell University's lab of Ornithology, which brought together the scientific and amateur birdwatching communities around the world, during the whole weekend of May 14th, to record the largest number of bird species they could find and register through the platform eBird. This year, around 48,000 people participated in the event, and managed to record a total of 7,600 bird species.
For the fifth time in the last few years, Colombia was the country that registered the highest number of species, surpassing countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and India, with a total of 1.538, which represents 20% of the total birds reported in the world. The largest number of species came from birdwatchers from the departments of Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Caldas, Meta and Cundinamarca.
ProColombia is an advocate of nature tourism and birdwatching is one of the main products within the country's leisure offer; the agency works for the promotion of Colombia's birds' diversity with local and international organizations such as Swarovski Optik.