Friday, 11 May 2018

Global Big Day 2018

West Indian Whistling Duck seen during GBD 2018
Global Big Day 2018 is in the bag and it was another success.  Internationally over 28,000 person in more than 250 countries, recorded in excess of 6900 species of birds from the more than 74,960 checklist submitted to ebird.  These stat were all higher than last year’s total.  
Here, in Barbados, we had two participants, Dr. John Webster and myself.  Together we equaled 2017 total of 53 species with John recording 50 species and I 49.

Here is a list of the 53 bird species seen during the Global Big Day:

  1. Black-bellied Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
  2. West Indian Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna arborea
  3. Masked Duck - Nomonyx dominicus
  4. Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps*           
  5. Red-billed Tropicbird - Phaethon aethereus
  6. Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens
  7. Great Egret - Ardea alba
  8. Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
  9. Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
  10. Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
  11. Green Heron - Butorides virescens
  12. Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia
  13. Osprey - Pandion haliaetus*
  14. Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica*
  15. Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
  16. Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
  17. Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva
  18. Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
  19. Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
  20. Sanderling - Calidris alba
  21. Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
  22. Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
  23. Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
  24. Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
  25. Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria#
  26. Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
  27. Willet - Tringa semipalmata
  28. Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
  29. Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
  30. Roseate Tern - Sterna dougallii#
  31. Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
  32. Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
  33. Scaly-naped Pigeon - Patagioenas squamosa
  34. White-crowned Pigeon - Patagioenas leucocephala#
  35. Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
  36. Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
  37. Zenaida Dove - Zenaida aurita
  38. Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata
  39. Green-throated Carib - Eulampis holosericeus
  40. Antillean Crested Hummingbird - Orthorhyncus cristatus
  41. Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri
  42. Caribbean Elaenia - Elaenia martinica
  43. Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis
  44. Black-whiskered Vireo - Vireo altiloquus
  45. Caribbean Martin - Progne dominicensis
  46. Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis*
  47. Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
  48. Grassland Yellow-Finch - Sicalis luteola
  49. Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola
  50. Black-faced Grassquit - Tiaris bicolor
  51. Barbados Bullfinch - Loxigilla barbadensis
  52. Shiny Cowbird - Molothrus bonariensis
  53. Carib Grackle - Quiscalus lugubris
* - Birds seen only by Dr. Webster on the day
# - Birds seen only by Me on the day