30 Jan '16, 3pm

This animated #Map shows the migrations of 118 bird species—and it’s all thanks to citizen scien https://t.co/nucqYQsnwz

Drawing up conservation plans for migratory birds can be complicated—the suckers just don’t stay put. But now for the first time, scientists from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have a complete picture of an entire year’s worth of movement for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. That’ s a lot of flapping wings. The analysis was published recently in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and the researchers couldn’t have done it without citizen scientists. To make the map, the ornithologists plotted millions of individual observations from the site eBird , where birders are able to log everything they spot though their binoculars in real time. Looking at all the birds’ itineraries together allowed some broad patterns to emerge. For example, species that take a direct route south over the Atlantic Ocean during the fall tend to loop back clockwise and fly inland d...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/migratory-bird-animated-map

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