Our Global Big Day 2017 Checklist.
Today was the 2017 Global Big Day and it’s been a long day of hiking around and we had to dodge quite a bit of rain with intermittent downpours. But we had enthusiastic young participants who were just starting to learn their way around optics and bird books but were real naturals in the field and made it a great event for us.
Here’s a partial list, in no particular order, of what we were able to positively identify as well as a few photos:
Purple Heron (I’d written recently about my struggle to get a good shot of a Purple Heron in flight. Today’s effort was a slight improvement, I think)
Javan Pond Heron
Asian Glossy Starling
You can see the ongoing tally of species from around the planet at the Global Big Day 2017 site.
Again, I’d like to say thanks to the two eager and active young lads who joined us today. It was great seeing birding on Siargao become a part of their lives. I’m looking forward to more days in the field with you guys!