Migratory Bird Initiative

How Birds Canada Plays An Important Role In Understanding Wildlife Movements

September 06, 2022 — 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

August 22, 2022 — 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

August 12, 2022 — 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

August 12, 2022 — 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

August 11, 2022 — 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

August 09, 2022 — Maintaining reliable bird population data makes bird conservation more effective.

Audubon Scientists Develop New Method to Improve Mapping of Bird Migrations

June 01, 2022 — 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

April 21, 2022 — 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

April 17, 2022 — 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

April 14, 2022 — Researchers use feathers and blood samples to better understand how migratory birds are connected across their ranges.