Global Big Day
The 2019 edition of the Global Big Day (GBD), held on May 4th, confirmed the richness of the Peruvian ecosystem where the brigades, formed by heads of protected natural areas, specialists, park rangers, researchers, local people and young volunteers, held a record of 1,516 birds sighted by the Peruvian team compared to 1,490 sighted in 2018. This important event demonstrates that Peru has a grand scenery and biodiversity for nature activities and that many joint efforts are being driven to improve our birdwatching records. It has been stated that Peru holds 1858 species in total and that Peru is currently ranked on the second place globally.
Birdfair is an event specialized in birdwatching and nature, which aims to bring the latest trends to people interested on this field. Since 2013, PROMPERU has been part of this fair with the objective to show people around the world its great birding potential. In this year’s edition, PROMPERU and different national institutions dedicated to nature like APOTUR, APTAE, CONAVE, and SERNANP will attend this event to increase the awareness of Peru as a birdwatching destination. In 2018, more than 23,000 people attended this truly global event, a number that creates great expectations for this 2019 edition.
Peru’s Birdwatching Fam Trip & Workshop
Peru will host the third edition of its Birdwatching Fam Trip & Workshop from November 12th to 19th, 2018. The Fam Trip includes world class birdwatching hotspots like Abra Patricia and the Marañon Valley, along with the Huallaga and Mayo Valleys, in northeastern Peru. The route will focus on birdwatching and nature experiences, and will also showcase the historical treasures of the Northern region and the country’s amazing cuisine and hospitality. Destinations to be explored include Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Leymebamba, and Cajamarca.