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Short range bird migration forecast

Migration forecasts are trained of on the last 23-years of bird movements as seen by the US NEXRAD weather surveillance radar network. We use the North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) to predict suitable conditions for the movement of migrants across the US. Warmer colors correspond to more intense bird migration. These maps also show precipitation (shown in grayscale) forecasts. Note, areas forecast to experience precipitation and bird migration may overlap, and predictions for migration intensity may be highly variable in these locations.

These graphics were made possible by support from Leon Levy Foundation, Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. The BirdCast project was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and Leon Levy Foundation.

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