The mesmerizing map below was created by the scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It shows the migratory patterns of 118 bird species throughout the Americas.
Each dot represents the average of location of one bird species for each day of the year.
The map is based off the work of Convergence of broad-scale migration strategies in terrestrial birds published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
To learn more about the bird migration and birds of the Americas, please see the following books
- Atlas of Bird Migration: Tracing the Great Journeys of the World’s Birds
- Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere With Migratory Birds
- The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration
- Bird Migration, Western Hemisphere [Tubed] (National Geographic Reference Map)
- National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
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