As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Hypnotic maps reveal the abundance of more than 100 bird species across North America

NASA teamed up with Cornell Lab or Ornithology to map out birds' habits

New maps plot the abundance and range of 107 species across North America 
Tthe data comes from observations submitted to the online eBird database 

PUBLISHED: 23:44, 20 December 2018 | UPDATED: 23:45, 20 December 2018

Researchers have mapped out the range of more than 100 bird species in North America.

The collaboration between NASA and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has made for unprecedented visualization of birds’ habits across the continent, using the more than 600 million observations from the online database, eBird.

The new maps provide important insight on the abundance, habitats, and trends of 107 bird species, and could prove beneficial for conservation efforts.

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