Research and Application News
North American Bird Maps Enter the Space Age
19 December 2018
Birders, researchers and the general public now have a new way to monitor 107 bird species across North America in unprecedented detail, thanks to a collaboration between NASA and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.
Combining an online bird database called eBird with NASA Earth-observing satellite data, eBird Status & Trends provides a unique window into the life cycles of birds and helps scientists and avid birdwatchers advance the understanding of North America's bird populations.
Image credit: Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Kalin Ocana - The Western Tanager is one of 107 North American bird species in the new online maps.