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View Resource Topic in Depth - Bird Migration

The songs of spring are in the air when migrating birds grace the skies, making regular seasonal journeys in response to alterations in weather, habitat, and food availability. The following websites cover various aspects of the amazing and ancient phenomenon of bird migration.

View Resource Mysteries of the Monarch Butterfly

This radio broadcast describes the epic migration of monarch butterflies, who travel from North America to winter in the Oyamel (Balsa) forests west of Mexico City. It features an interview with the foremost researcher of monarchs, biologist Lincoln Brower, who explains that some generations pass before the butterflies return to Mexico, and points out the importance of protecting the Oyamel...

View Resource JourneyNorth: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration

Not many websites bring together whooping cranes, gray whales, and bald eagles, but this educational resource from Annenberg Media manages to do just that. The site is designed to help students learn more about the global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change by drawing on their own observations. On the homepage, visitors can click on a diverse set of animals to learn more about their...

View Resource Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking

This website provides a near real-time tool for collecting, managing and sharing marine life satellite tracking data. It contains data from over 30 projects in the US, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indo-Pacific, and Australian waters. The website provides links to background information for each project, the animals they are tracking, and maps that are updated regularly. Teaching resources include...

View Resource Spring Migration

The Spring Migration site from eNature.com and the National Wildlife Federation provides an online reference for bird enthusiasts that shows the dates that each species can be expected to return to its summer habitat. Site visitors can choose from a large number of species found in their range. Maps show summer and winter habitat ranges and migration patterns. The site also provides photos, field...

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