Audubon’s Bird Migration Explorer gives a selection of 458 bird species to choose from. Select your bird and the info you want to see, press the play button, and presto – your American Woodcock, Swainson’s Hawk or Hermit Thrush‘s year unfolds before your eyes. You can also select from a series of bird type choices such as Raptors for example. If you choose one of these umbrella categories, you will see the pathways across the Americas of all tracked birds in that category. And there is much more info including conservation challenges each of these birds face. You can also see firsthand how birds such as Swainson’s Hawk can be particularly vulnerable as a high percentage of the population all migrates through the isthmus of Panama at the same time twice per year.
Increase your understanding of migration by using a tool that visually creates a map of where birds go. If migration weren’t already captivating enough, this tool makes it pretty irresistible!