The more data about bird migration we gather from professional and citizen science efforts, the more each one of us can learn about the comings and goings of our favorite species. Obviously, when Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology collaborate on a Bird Migration Forecast tool, the result is going to be pretty spectacular.   But information wants to be free, so it reaches out to us through a variety of channels.

Another migration tracker that seems to hold great potential for those able to master it is the Find The Data North America Bird Migration page. Find The Data parses information from the North American Bird Phenology Program and other sources to provide a sortable list of species by State, Town, and Month First Arrived. Fun, right?

Actually, I found another data set on this site even more entertaining. The Aircraft Bird Strikes reference. Try to contain your morbid fascination as you sort by Airline, Aircraft, Airport, Year, Species, and even Repair Cost!

Find The Data is a free site parsing all kinds of databases across business, education, health, science, society, and more. When you check it out, let us know which data set you find most interesting!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.