Video: Map Illustrates Bird Migrations Across Americas

A peregrine falcon, one of 58 species whose migrations are featured on the video.
©Jerry Kirkhart, licensed by cc 2.0

Where do the birds of the Americas go to during the winter? And where do they come from in the spring? A video created by Movebank.org — an online database of animal tracking data — shows the migration patterns of 58 species of birds as they move across North and South America. Watch as the color coded arrows zip up and down the continent showing birds daily flight patterns as they cross oceans or hug coastlines when migrating.