The country with the greatest diversity of recorded birds


Colombia, renowned for its exceptional biological diversity and impressive landscapes, has once again demonstrated its leadership in the field of bird watching by taking first place in the Global Big Day. This annual event, organized by the global birding community, celebrates the variety of birds and promotes the conservation of their habitats. In this article, we will bird how Colombia achieved this remarkable achievement and highlight the importance of its biodiversity.

Colombia is considered one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, hosting more than 1,900 species of birds, which represents approximately 20% of all known species. Its diverse ecosystems, including rainforests, páramos, mangroves, and cloud forests, provide refuge for a wide variety of birds, many of which are endemic to the region.

The Global Big Day is an event in which bird watchers from all over the world come together to record the largest possible number of species in a single day. During 24 hours, participants travel to different locations and use their identification skills to spot and document birds. These records are sent to a central platform, where they are collected and analyzed to determine which country has recorded the most species.

On May 12, at this year’s Global Big Day, Colombia stood out as the country with the greatest diversity of birds recorded, surpassing all other participants. Colombian bird watchers, supported by local organizations and nature enthusiasts, managed to document more than 1,500 bird species across the country. This impressive result demonstrates Colombia’s commitment to the conservation of its rich biodiversity and the effort of the birdwatching community.

Colombia’s first place in the Global Big Day highlights the importance of conserving biodiversity in the country. The abundance of bird species is an indicator of the health of ecosystems and underscores the need to protect and preserve natural habitats. The forests, wetlands and protected areas of Colombia are essential for the survival of these birds and many other species. In addition, birdwatching tourism has become an important source of income for local communities, thus fostering sustainable development and environmental awareness.

Colombia has demonstrated a strong commitment to conserving its biodiversity through the creation of national parks, nature reserves, and environmental education programs. The country has implemented policies and regulations to protect key habitats and has worked closely with local communities, scientists, and international organizations. The success of the Global Big Day is a testament to the joint work and dedication to preserve the natural wealth of Colombia.

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