You Made It!
It’s been a long journey, but you made it! Your summer breeding grounds are teeming with your favorite food, and there is plenty of space to stake out a territory and build a nest. You have about 5 months to accomplish that and eat enough food to sustain you for the journey back to your wintering grounds.
Citizen scientists around the world spend their outdoor time looking for and tracking the movements of birds all over the world. By using the Merlin ID app and eBird, they are able to share their sightings and location data with scientists all over the world. That information allows scientists to help lawmakers create and amend laws and treaties that protect migratory birds and their seasonal habitats. You can be a part of the citizen science movement by using Merlin and eBird to share your sightings too!