Interactive Bird Migration Mapping Tool Now Available
An interactive map where users can report sightings of North America’s backyard birds is now available, according to Mel Toellner, the owner of Songbird Essentials.
“We wanted to provide an interactive tool for birding enthusiasts and for families to use and have confidence knowing that they would not be solicited or their personal information passed to a third party,” said Toellner.
Birdmigrationmaps.com features an easy-to-use multi-layer map that allows users to view and track the migration data of multiple selected bird species. Novice to expert birdwatchers across North America can track their sightings via an easy to fill web form.
“Our hope is this will build an informative resource that educators and of course parents who are currently homeschooling can use,” said Toellner. Educators are encouraged to add this tool to their list of classroom resources.
“The goal when creating this map was to bring the joy of bird watching into homes and classrooms. I hope to see Birdmigrationmaps.com grow in the future and become a key resource to aid in advocating for the conservation of birds and the nature around us” said Kaylee Paffrath, creative manager at Songbird Essentials.
Wild bird retailers across North America are encouraged to invite their customers to participate in tracking bird migration. “This helpful resource can inform users and retailers alike about what birds have arrived,” said Toellner.
The website will soon feature valuable articles like “How to Attract Hummingbirds” and “Tips” brochures developed by staff at Songbird Essentials. Birdmigrationmaps.com will soon allow those who submit sightings to also submit photos of their sightings to go into the yearly sightings scrapbook at Birdmigrationmaps.com.
To learn more, visit www.BirdMigrationMaps.com.