Migratory Bird Initiative

Science to Help Birds and Reduce Costs in the Colorado River Delta

January 22, 2024 — A new publication uses machine learning to optimize habitat restoration.

The Way Phainopeplas Breed and Migrate May Help Them Adapt to A Changing Climate

January 11, 2024 — Using tracking devices, Dan Baldassarre revealed key aspects of the "goth cardinal's" fascinating behavior.

How the Breeding Season Teaches Us More About Migratory Birds

August 23, 2023 — During the brief windows when migratory birds are busy breeding and relatively stationary, migration researchers leap into action to unravel the mysteries of their journeys.

Audubon Determines Method for Choosing the Best Places for Bird Conservation Efforts 

June 23, 2023 — A new study proposes a conservation methodology that incorporates factors such as habitat type, migratory routes, and interest and capacity from local communities.

Meet the Stragglers of Spring Migration

June 12, 2023 — There are a few bird species that are still finishing their spring migration. Use the Bird Migration Explorer to learn more about these tardy travelers.

Aerial Odysseys: Bird Migration in the Americas

September 15, 2022 — Every spring and fall, billions of migratory birds make journeys that test the limits of their endurance and present myriad challenges.

Birds Tell Us About Migration

September 15, 2022 — The new tracking station at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is contributing to a nationwide network.

Audubon Spotlight: Melanie Smith Finds Inspiration in the Powerful Force of Nature

September 15, 2022 — An early trip to Alaska set the course of her life, but these days Smith has set her sights on migratory birds across the hemisphere.
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The Weird and Wild Migration of the Wood Stork Raises Many Questions

September 15, 2022 — This unmistakable emblem of the Everglades and other Southern wetlands may be changing its migratory behavior in response to human impacts on the ecosystem.

To Protect Broad-winged Hawks, We First Need to Know Where They Migrate

September 07, 2022 — Researchers Laurie Goodrich and Rebecca McCabe are demystifying the long journeys of these migratory raptors to better inform conservation efforts.