After one of the closest competitions that we have seen, we are proud to announce that the winners of the final Birding Rally Challenge Southern Peru 2013 are the Field Guides from the USA, after spotting a grand total of 457 species. Just two species behind with 455, and tied for second place are Sunbird (UK) and Surbound (US).
Third place is awarded to the team from South Africa, Birding Ecotours, who counted 389 species. It has been an incredible Birding Rally Challenge for us to help host, and it is remarkable that the teams managed to identify 619 species, that is 7% of the world’s total species.
Here is a breakdown of the Birding Rally Challenge results in full:
FIELD GUIDES (USA) – Total: 457
SUNBIRD (UK) – Total: 455
SURBOUND (USA) – Total: 455
BIRDING ECOTOURS (South Africa) – Total 389
AVIATUR (Colombia) – Total 350
We would like to offer our congratulations to all the teams that have taken part. The support that they have lent to ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru is immeasurable. We look forward to seeing our friends again for the next Birding Rally Challenge BRC – Nor Amazónica in May 2014.