Beijing Swift Animation

This is a very cool animation showing the locations of the Beijing Swifts fitted with loggers during 2014-2015.  Each coloured dot is an individual Swift from the Summer Palace.  The gaps in coverage are due to “noisy” data during the spring and autumn equinoxes.  Credit to Lyndon Kearsley.

4 thoughts on “Beijing Swift Animation”

  1. The moving dots realy become alive. Wonderfull, astonishing and amazing. More than an animation, this is art !
    Edward, Netherlands

  2. This animation is really amazing! I’ve enjoyed watching it a few times. And even more amazing is these Swift’s migration. What a distance! Really good information. Love that the dates are included. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thanks Jason! I am in awe that these birds, small enough to fit in the palm of our hands, travel so far. Even more astonishing is that they do it without landing! Nature is AMAZING!

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