Data and Migrations

FBBO Recovery Map

Click around the map below to discover where some of our birds have traveled!

Since its initiation in 1998, Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory has seen nearly 350 of its birds subsequently encountered after their initial banding; as far north as Newfoundland and a far south as Ecuador! Encounters occur either through trapping a live bird by another banding operation or, most often, recovering a band from a dead bird. If you happen to find a bird with a band on it, be sure to report it to reportband.gov. Who knows, it may make it onto the map below!


Banding Charts