Partnership between citizens and scientists where the enthusiasm of birders combines with technology to promote conservation. Birders contribute data that helps scientist define birds ranges, populations, migration pathways, and habitat needs.
- International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) (2)
Learn about International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which is usually celebrated in May. Sites offer photos, past themes, event listings, and resources for birdwatchers and conservationists.
- Migration of Birds - USGS
Online edition of the book 'Migration of Birds' which discusses the migration of birds, migrating seasons, geographic patterns, influence of weather, and perils of migration. Written by Frederick C. Lincoln.
- Migratory Bird Fact Sheets
Reveals the intricacies of wild bird habitats through fact sheets, including how cultivating shade-grown coffee maintains shelter for migratory birds.
- Nature Conservancy's Migratory Bird Program
Protecting the places where birds nest and raise their young, spend their winters, and rest and rejuvenate during migration.
- Operation Migration
Works to preserve the world's ecosystems by showing birds safe migratory routes. Site details the programs involving Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and Whooping Cranes.
- Platte River Ecology Study: Effects of Habitat Alteration on Migratory Birds
Investigation to determine the role of the Platte River Valley in contributing to the requirements of midcontinent migratory bird populations. Discusses the region's cranes, raptors, and breeding birds.
- Trumpeter Swan Migration Project@
Learn about the Trumpeter Swan Migration Project, where satellites were used to track Trumpeter Swans from Western Canada. Sites contain pictures and details about the project's findings.
- World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)
Celebrated in May, the WMBD encourages the organization of bird festivals, bird watching excursions, and education programs that will invite a wide public to witness the beauty of migrating birds and to learn about their ecological importance.