Birds

Data from crowd-sourced research and advanced analytics were combined to estimate the entire bird population. A 2021 study estimates that there are about six birds for every human on the planet. That leaves us with a total bird population of about 50 billion. That’s right, you read it correctly! We, humans, are outnumbered many times over by birds. The shocking fact is that this number is actually quite conservative.

Yellow-headed caracara (Daptrius chimachima) on the shores of the Tarcoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-headed caracara on the shores of the Tarcoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-headed caracara behind an American crocodile, Tarcoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-headed caracara behind an American crocodile on the shores of the Tarcoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Brown pelicans in their nesting trees on the Tracoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Brown pelicans preparing to sleep in their nesting trees on the Tracoles river, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Brown pelican in the Bahia Herradura, Pacific coast of Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Brown pelican floating in Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-throated Euphonia checking the area near Parque Nacional Volcano Arenal, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-throated euphonia posing on a branch, Arenal area, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Collared aracari eating berries, Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Collared aracari in its favorite bush near Arenal observatory lodge, Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Black and white silhouette of a female black-crested coquette in the Arenal area, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Female black-crested coquette on a branch in the Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Female black-crested coquette in the Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Common sandpiper in a small harbour of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) waiting in the nesting tree - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Scintillant hummingbird up in the hills of the Talamanca mountains in San Gerardo de Dota - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Male Talamanca hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis) in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Nest of the Slaty Flowerpiercer, Savegre, San Gerardo de Dota - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Acorn woodpecker in the forest of San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue-crowned motmot in San José city, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue-crowned motmot in San José, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Talamanca hummingbird in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Talamanca hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis) in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Female Talamanca hummingbird in San Gerardo de Dota - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue-crowned motmot near Jacó, Puntaneras, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Beautiful Yellow-throated toucan in a tree enjoying some bananas - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-throated toucan in a banana tree, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-throated toucan in the Puntaneras province, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Lesser violetear hummingbird in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Yellow-headed caracara on the shores of the Tarcoles River - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) held in the hand of a researcher for ringing - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus) held by a researcher on Vancouver Island - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Female American robin held by a researcher for ringing, Canada - Nature Stock Photo Agency