June 22, 2021
Technology

Birding Today:Technology helps track movements of birds | News

During overnight migrations, be it during spring or fall, North America-South America or Europe/Asia to/from Africa the same events occur. Usually songbirds and shorebirds are making the journeys unimpeded by predators, with guidance through the stars, and less volatile atmospheric conditions. It is amazing what the skies see while most of us are blissfully asleep, and as time progresses, it will only create as many questions as it answers.

For decades, we have relied on weather radar to show us blips that were always thought to be birds, which became proof positive through the “new” NEXRAD radar. Radio waves simply bounced off those flying objects that could not be seen in the darkness. We then became privy to the “observation” of millions of…

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