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North American Bird Maps Enter the Space Age

19 December 2018

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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.

Source: NASA

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.