The Bird Migration Explorer is your guide to the heroic annual journeys made by over 450 bird species, and the challenges they face along the way.

Learn more about a species, the migratory birds at a specific location, or a conservation challenge birds face.

Bird SpeciesLocationsConservation ChallengesSupported by Barbara and Earl Doolin

The Bird Migration Explorer is made possible by the generous contribution of data and expertise from our partners and the research community.

Learn more about the Explorer.
Map Layers
Migration Journeys
Explore the travels of thousands of individual migratory birds, aggregated here for the first time.
Migration Pathways

This map shows tracks for 9281 individual birds from 184 species. Data generously shared by researchers from 404 studies, stored on Movebank and Motus. Custom basemap by Esri. Learn more

Data Providers

Migration Journeys/Homepage

This map shows tracks for 9281 individual birds from 184 species. Data generously shared by researchers from 404 studies, stored on Movebank and Motus. Custom basemap by Esri.

The following partners contributed to the development of this map.
Data Sources
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How to contribute data to the Migratory Bird Initiative
If you are interested in sharing your data with the Migratory Bird Initiative, contact us at migratorybirds@audubon.org
To request information about the Migratory Bird Initiative
Requests for data should be directed to the contributing data holder or organization. If you’re interested in something else, please contact us at migratorybirds@audubon.org
American Goldfinch
Mobile support coming soon!

In the meantime, please try the Bird Migration Explorer using your desktop browser or tablet.