Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents

Main report: Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents
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Scientific Paper: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences   
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Data-driven animation shows routes for 118 species

For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithologyhave documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. The study finds broad similarity in the routes used by specific groups of species — vividly demonstrated by animated maps showing patterns of movement across the annual cycle.

 

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