Tales of a Tailfeather

Duration: 5min 8sec
Category: 2020 Selection
Producers: Nate Dappen, Neil Losin, Kate Furby, Kyle McBurnie

More than half of the migratory bird species in North America are declining. In order to conserve these migrating birds, conservation scientist and National Geographic Explorer Kristen Ruegg is tracking bird DNA with the Bird Genoscape Project. Her research initiative uses genomics and a network of international collaborators to map bird migrations in greater detail than ever before.