Migratory Bird Initiative

Aerial Odysseys: Bird Migration in the Americas

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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

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

How Birds Canada Plays An Important Role In Understanding Wildlife Movements

— The organization's ever-growing Motus Wildlife Tracking System provides key data for migratory bird conservation.

The Flammulated Owl Is a Small Raptor Facing Big Threats

— Scott Yanco’s research on the migration and ecology of this reclusive owl can give the bird a fighting chance.

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.