Comparison of bird migration In the US between peak migration in September and migration in November

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  • Grant Li

Abstract

Birdcast migration data was used to analyze migration data between September and November. The
differences between the two months demonstrate the effects of temperature on migration traffic/
migration timing. Taking data from September 22 – 28, and November 9 – 15, average active radars were
counted for each night and the two weeks were compared using a 2 sample t-test. The results showed
that migration in the September week was significantly (p=0.000201) higher than the November week,
which shows how important temperature is as a factor in determining the timing and traffic of migration.

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2021-07-22

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