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Mapping Migrating Birds – 3/12/19

Euro Bird Portal’s LIVE viewer, individuals can look at weekly animated maps dating back to January 2010 up to the present, that show where birds have been sighted in real time. The maps are the result of an automatic data-flow system that connects data from 15 different online bird recording systems which collectively cover 98 percent of Europe. Together, the portals see roughly 120,000 new bird records per day, leading to an enormous amount of data that lets users see where birds are at any given moment. The compilation of the data was made possible by a grant from EU LIFE. [Source: BirdLife.org]

Launched in 2015, the Euro Bird Portal aims to compile species maps from all over Europe. The portal offers nine different types of maps including climatic variables. The maps can also be seen side-by-side, allowing users access to more than 50 million map combinations. The maps can be accessed at Euro Bird Portal’s Website.