Satellite Data Helps Migrating Birds

This fall, birds migrating south from the Arctic will find 7,000 acres of new, temporary wetland habitat for their stopovers in California. These wetlands—rice fields shallowly flooded for a couple weeks—are courtesy of a project that combines citizen science, conservation groups, and imagery from Landsat satellites.

NASA Earth Observatory

Last updated on 30 September 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
North America
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Species group: 
Birds