Cerro Blanco Protected Forest was one of the most important areas in the city of Guayaquil to realize the Global Bird Big Day, which was held on May 13, 2017 worldwide. In Cerro Blanco, three strategic areas were chosen for the count at the Jaguar Guard Station adjacent to a restored dry forest with many bird species as well as the trails the lower part of the Cerro Blanco.
A small team made up of 6 people participated in this event in Cerro Blanco Forest, which made the following records:
Notable bird species included Rufous Headed Chachala Ortalis erythroptera, Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis and Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus. Overall, Ecuador came in third place in the total tally of species seen with 1100 with Colombia and Peru in first and second place with the total tally of species seen.