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”
The moving dots realy become alive. Wonderfull, astonishing and amazing. More than an animation, this is art !
Thank you, Edward! Lyndon has created a wonderful way to visualise the Swift’s long-distance migration… Huge credit to him!
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.
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!