It's the height of summer in the Northern America, and mid-Winter in the South. Most migratory birds have settled in for the season, but soon they'll begin their trek to warmer climates, sometimes traversing both continents in the process. Watch the migration process in this animation (created using the maps library in R) from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each dot represents a species of bird, and shows the typical timing and route of their annual migration. (This version shows which species is which.)
That's all from us for this week. Have a great weekend, and keep an eye out for low-flying birds!