Migration Dashboard

Explore nightly migration data in your region

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Colorado State University
UMass Amherst

About the dashboard

This dashboard provides summaries of radar-based measurements of nocturnal bird migration for the contiguous United States, including estimates for the total number of birds migrating as well as their directions, speeds, and altitudes. Watch migration patterns in near real time or see a summary for a whole night the next morning. Check back often to find out how migration has changed across a night and season and to learn which species of nocturnally migrating birds are likely migrating through your region.

The live data feed runs from March 1 to June 15 during spring migration and from August 1 to November 15 during fall migration.

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Live dashboard example

Support and development

BirdCast is a consortium of interdisciplinary researchers, primarily from three organizations at present, with a growing list of collaborators, supporters, and partners. Learn more

Core partners
Cornell Lab of OrnithologyColorado State UniversityUMass Amherst
Core funders
National Science FoundationLoen Levy FoundationAWSLyda Hill PhilanthropiesAmon G. Carter Foundation
Other support
USGSThe National Fish and Wildlife FoundationNASAMicrosoftNOAABiodivERsABelmont ForumEuropean Commission
Lights Out partners
Houston AudubonTexas Conservation AllianceTexan by NaturePerot Museum of Nature and ScienceDallas Zoo

Data analysis: Adriaan Dokter. Design and development: Audrey Carlsen, Taylor Long, Matt Schloss, and Heather Wolf.