Birding Big Day 2020: Gearing Up for Backyard Birding

This year’s Global Big Day is coming up and bird-lovers the world over are preparing themselves. The goal? Record the highest number of bird species seen in one day. Last year, 92 284 checklists were collected from 174 countries. The Safari Store is helping birders prepare with backyard birding essentials. Get ready to join a global community of birders and help to set a new checklist record in 2020.

No matter where you are, no matter who you are, there is nothing stopping you getting involved in this year’s Global Big Day. If you are a beginner or seasoned twitcher, whether you want to bird for ten minutes or the whole day, every contribution matters. Find out how to participate to celebrate and conserve birds here. Find out more about last years stats and figures here.

Ready yourself for the best backyard birding this Big Day with The Safari Store. One of the most important tools for birdwatching is a pair of high-quality binoculars. Read our binoculars advice and shop for the crème de la crème of optics from Swarovski and high-value, high-performance Vortex binoculars – a lifelong investment in amazing birding experiences.

If the thought of the Global Big Day has whet your appetite for bird-watching, check out our bird tours and safaris story. With interviews from leading bird safari guides, enjoy fascinating and entertaining birding-related tales, gear advice, and destination inspiration for every bird-watcher.