Tales of a tailfeather

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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.

Accessible for free April 18-25.

  • Producers: Nate Dappen, Neil Losin and IWFF Labs Alums Kate Furby & Kyle McBurnie.

    Produced by Days Edge Productions & National Geographic

  • Duration: 5min 8sec

  • Category: 2020 Selection


This National Geographic Lesson offers analysis and discussion guides on reducing the destruction of stopover regions for migratory birds.