About Weather and Songbird Migration


Spring 2021 Migration Season in Full Swing!

Track the migration and report your observations of Red-winged Blackbirds, Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles, Common Loons, and Barn Swallows. Visit our projects page to learn more about these migratory birds. 

Weather & Songbird News Updates

Chuck Henrikson continues to share his birding reports and observations from the UW-Madison Arboretum (Journey North’s home base). Journey North will highlight Chuck’s findings via these linked articles and on our social media channels.

Dr. Aborn’s weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds continues to report he latest news of songbird migration across the US

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day: “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” 

World Migratory Bird Day is this Saturday, May 8th. Celebrated across the world on two peak days each year – on the second Saturday in May and second Saturday in October – World Migratory Bird Day is the only international awareness-raising and education program that celebrates the migration of bird species along all the major flyways of the world.

Journey North is proud to join with you, our citizen scientists, and many others who believe strongly that migratory birds connect us with their unique songs and flights, and remind us of the importance of working together, across borders, to protect them.

Join the global celebration by listening to - and watching birds - wherever you find yourself this weekend. And submit your bird observations to Journey North. 

What is World Migratory Bird Day?

Read our blog: Celebrating Migration While Helping Unravel the Mystery of Bird Movement»

Read the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 News Release»

World Migratory Bird Day


News Spring 2021

Watch the season’s story unfold.