Migratory Bird Initiative

Finding Wisdom in A Century’s Worth of Bird Banding Records

— The U.S. Geological Survey's Bird Banding Lab "puts a ring on it" and reveals the wonders of birds migration.

Esri Puts Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative on the Map

— By providing and advancing the technology behind increasingly accurate maps, the GIS giant plays an integral role in effective nature conservation.

Movebank, Repository for Wildlife Migration Data, Brings the Scientific Community Together

— As the body of migration research grows exponentially, providing access to data and connecting scientists allow for more collaboration and public engagement.

Meet Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, the Scorekeepers of North America's Birds

— Maintaining reliable bird population data makes bird conservation more effective.

Audubon Scientists Develop New Method to Improve Mapping of Bird Migrations

— Four dozen co-authors from leading bird and wildlife organizations use novel approach to better identify the places migratory birds need along their perilous journeys.

A Virtual Wild Goose Chase Like No Other

— A leader of Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative details her incredible chance encounter with one unlucky goose's GPS tracker.

BirdLife International Takes A Global Approach to Conservation

— This wide-ranging partnership of more than 100 conservation groups protects birds across our borders.

The Bird Genoscape Project Uses Genetic Variation to Inform Conservation

— Researchers use feathers and blood samples to better understand how migratory birds are connected across their ranges.

Wandering Spoonbills Tell Us What We Need to Protect the Everglades

— Jerry Lorenz of Audubon Florida tracked this species to shed light on how the iconic "River of Grass" is changing, for better or worse.

EPA Restores Clean Water Act Protections for Important Wetlands along Mississippi River

— By blocking the destructive and ineffective Yazoo Pumps project, the EPA can protect bird habitat while also supporting alternative flood control measures for the region.