Tracking Bird Migration by The 21st published on 2019-05-01T20:16:19Z Citizen scientists track butterflies and planetary movements, but there are more than 400,000 birders around the world that are contributing to an incredibly successful citizen scientist project. New research by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology takes the sightings of tens of thousands of birdwatchers, and meshes that with satellite photos and wildlife data. The results are incredibly precise maps about specific bird species migration which can be used by everyone from farmers who are plowing their fields, to cities knowing when to dim their night lights. Anders Gyllenhaal just wrote about this for the Washington Post. He’s a veteran journalist and he’s now running the website flyinglessons.us, where he writes about what we can learn from the avian world. He joins us as he's out birding on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.