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Birding Big Day

Birding Big Day 2014

Saturday 29 November 2014

Thank you to all the teams and individuals who took part in the 30th annual Birding Big Day and thank you for the generous donations received. Over R54 000 was raised for BirdLife South Africa during Birding Big Day 2014.

Birding Big Day 2014 results

icon BBD 2104 Open category (218.64 kB)

icon BBD 2014 Bird your Hood category (188.93 kB)

icon BBD 2014 FamilyCommunity category (190.29 kB)

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The categories

Bird your 'Hood BBD BYH Flyer Front Cover plain

  • Record all the bird species seen or heard in your garden, local park, school grounds or suburb during a 24-hour period.
  • You may count all birds seen or heard, including those flying overhead. Only free-flying birds may be recorded (no caged birds)
  • Teams can consist of one to ten people.
  • BirdLife South Africa would like to recommend that data submission be made through the MyBirdPatch project.
  • Read more about MyBirdPatch at http://mybirdpatch.adu.org.za/

 

Open "For the serious searcher"SABAP2 logo

  • The maximum area that can be visited is an area within a radius of 50 km during a 24-hour period.
  • Teams can consist of two to four people. Individuals can also enter.
  • The majority of the team members have to agree on a call or sighting and only free-flying birds may be recorded (no caged birds).
  • BirdLife South Africa would like to recommend that data submission be made through SABAP2 (Southern Africa Bird Atlas Project 2).
  • To find out more or to register as an atlaser, visit http://sabap2.adu.org.za/

 

Family/Community "For the fun of finding"Birders

  • The maximum area that can be visited is an area within a radius of 50 km during a 24-hour period.
  • Teams can consist of two to twenty people.
  • The majority of the team members have to agree on a call or sighting and only free-flying birds may be recorded (no caged birds).
  • BirdLife South Africa would like to recommend that data submission be made through SABAP2 (Southern Africa Bird Atlas Project 2).
  • To find out more or to register as an atlaser, visit http://sabap2.adu.org.za/
 

Birding Big Day 2013 Results

The results can be downloaded below.  

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icon Open Category (237.61 kB)

 

icon Family Category (160.67 kB)

 

icon Community Category (201.89 kB)

 

icon Garden Category (159.46  kB)

 

icon SABAP2 category (212.22 kB)

The Handicap Category results are as follows:

1. Highland Harriers

66.6% - seen 114 species – 171 recorded during SABAP1

2. Karoo Korhaans

60.4% - seen 151 species - - 250 recorded during SABAP1