Making Your Own Tracking Maps
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If you make your own Tracking Maps for the migrations, you will need to include the regions described below for the species you are following:

Special thanks to Macalester College Geography Department
for producing most of these sample maps!

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Region Needed for Your Map:
United States--From Central America (Panama and north) to southern Canada. However, the majority of sightings will be reported from the U.S. and Canada.

Monarch Butterflies
Region Needed for Your Map: From Mexico to southern Canada;
The monarch migration begins in the wintering grounds in Mexico, located at approximately 19.60N,-99.60W. and moves north, east of the Rocky Mountains to southern Canada. In Canada, few sightings should be north of 50 N.

Robins
Region Needed for Your Map:
North America--from the lower 48 U.S. states to Canada and Alaska.

Bald Eagles
Regions Needed for Your Map: Satellite data will be provided this spring. Last year, the migration moved through this region:

Eastern--From New York State to eastern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador.

Porcupine Caribou Herd
(* Caribou Limited Coverage)
Region Needed for Your Map:Alaska and Northwestern Canada, including Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Gray Whales
Region Needed for Your Map:
Pacific Ocean--From the lagoons of Baja California, up the entire Pacific Coast to the Bering and Chukchi Seas, between Alaska and Siberia.


Manatees
Region Needed for Your Map:
Florida--Gulf and Atlantic coasts and southern Georgia coast.

Tulips Gardens, Leaf-Out, Ice-Out
Region Needed for Your Map:
North America--from the lower 48 U.S. states to Canada and Alaska.

Orioles
(*Oriole Limited Coverage)

Region Needed for Your Map:

United States--From Central America (Panama and north) to southern Canada. However, the majority of sightings will be reported from the U.S. and Canada.

Whooping Cranes
Region Needed for Your Map:
Wisconsin to Florida.
(Shown in black, the fall migration route is expected to extend from Wisconsin's Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. The cranes will winter at Florida's Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. )

 

Common Loons
(* Loon Limited Coverage)

Region Needed for Your Map:
North America--from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada and Alaska.

 

 

 

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