Mesmerizing Migration Map: Which Species Is Which?

January 20, 2016

If you enjoyed our animated map of bird migration but wondered which species is which—here’s help. This is the same animation but each species is represented by a number—so you can find the name of any migrant that catches your eye by looking it up in the list below.

It’s a crowded map so we apologize that some numbers will be hard to read and follow—but we still enjoy watching species like Bobolink (#20), Solitary Sandpiper (#88), Prothonotary Warbler (#76), Lazuli Bunting (#55), Purple Sandpiper (#78) and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (#114) to name a few. Browse through the numbers and let us know which migrant’s route is your favorite.

animated map of migrants in western hemisphere - species identifiedSee below to match a number to its corresponding species. Numbers show each species’ average location on January 1. Read more about the research that created this map.
  1. Acadian Flycatcher
  2. Alder Flycatcher
  3. American Golden-Plover
  4. American Redstart
  5. Baird’s Sandpiper
  6. Baird’s Sparrow
  7. Baltimore Oriole
  8. Bay-breasted Warbler
  9. Bicknell’s Thrush
  10. Black Turnstone
  11. Black-and-white Warbler
  12. Black-billed Cuckoo
  13. Blackburnian Warbler
  14. Black-headed Grosbeak
  15. Blackpoll Warbler
  16. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  17. Black-throated Green Warbler
  18. Blue-headed Vireo
  19. Blue-winged Warbler
  20. Bobolink
  21. Brown-chested Martin
  22. Brown-crested Flycatcher
  23. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  24. Bullock’s Oriole
  25. Calliope Hummingbird
  26. Canada Warbler
  27. Cape May Warbler
  28. Cassin’s Vireo
  29. Cerulean Warbler
  30. Chestnut-collared Longspur
  31. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  32. Chimney Swift
  33. Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant
  34. Clay-colored Sparrow
  35. Common Nighthawk
  36. Connecticut Warbler
  37. Crowned Slaty Flycatcher
  38. Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant
  39. Dusky Flycatcher
  40. Eastern Kingbird
  41. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  42. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  43. Golden-crowned Sparrow
  44. Golden-winged Warbler
  45. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  46. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
  47. Great Crested Flycatcher
  48. Hammond’s Flycatcher
  49. Harris’s Sparrow
  50. Hermit Thrush
  51. Hermit Warbler
  52. Indigo Bunting
  53. Kentucky Warbler
  54. Lapland Longspur
  55. Lazuli Bunting
  56. Le Conte’s Sparrow
  57. Least Flycatcher
  58. Least Seedsnipe
  59. Louisiana Waterthrush
  60. MacGillivray’s Warbler
  61. Magnolia Warbler
  62. Mourning Warbler
  63. Nashville Warbler
  64. Nelson’s Sparrow
  65. Northern Parula
  66. Northern Waterthrush
  67. Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant
  68. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  69. Orange-crowned Warbler
  70. Orchard Oriole
  71. Ovenbird
  72. Pacific-slope Flycatcher
  73. Palm Warbler
  74. Pectoral Sandpiper
  75. Philadelphia Vireo
  76. Prothonotary Warbler
  77. Purple Martin
  78. Purple Sandpiper
  79. Red-eyed Vireo
  80. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  81. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  82. Rufous Hummingbird
  83. Rusty Blackbird
  84. Scarlet Tanager
  85. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  86. Small-billed Elaenia
  87. Smith’s Longspur
  88. Solitary Sandpiper
  89. Southern Martin
  90. Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant
  91. Sprague’s Pipit
  92. Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
  93. Summer Tanager
  94. Swainson’s Thrush
  95. Tennessee Warbler
  96. Townsend’s Warbler
  97. Veery
  98. Violet-green Swallow
  99. Virginia’s Warbler
  100. Warbling Vireo
  101. Western Kingbird
  102. Western Tanager
  103. Western Wood-Pewee
  104. White-browed Ground-Tyrant
  105. White-crested Elaenia
  106. White-rumped Sandpiper
  107. Willow Flycatcher
  108. Wilson’s Phalarope
  109. Wilson’s Warbler
  110. Wood Thrush
  111. Worm-eating Warbler
  112. Yellow Warbler
  113. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  114. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  115. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  116. Yellow-green Vireo
  117. Yellow-rumped Siskin
  118. Yellow-throated Vireo