A newly discovered site to watch and monitor spring migration on the West Coast!

The spectacle of spring bird migration is on full display at Bear Divide in the western San Gabriel Mountains. Led by Dr. Ryan Terrill, the Moore Lab is counting thousands of birds each spring morning as they pass over a low saddle in the mountains on their way north. The Pacific Coast has lacked a place to monitor diurnal bird migration similar to well-known East Coast migration hotspots like Cape May. The data we collect will help us understand how well birds are doing as they respond to changing habitats and climates.