The Palomarin Field Station Data Explorer is a window into the data we’ve been collecting at Palomarin for decades - in some cases, over 50 years! The Data Explorer is a set of interactive web pages, each of which tells one of the most important science stories emerging from Palomarin, and how they connect to some of the biggest conservation challenges around the world. The four data stories you can explore are:
Through these interactive data stories, you can find out how the weather at Palomarin hasn’t changed too much since 1979, but we are already seeing impacts of climate change on the arrival times of migratory species: Golden-crowned Sparrows are arriving much earlier than they used to! You can also check out our map showing where our migratory species go when they leave Palomarin. We’ve learned that our field station truly is a crossroads for birds traveling along the west coast of North America - from as far as Bristol Bay, Alaska and Jalisco, Mexico.
We hope you find that the Data Explorer is a fun, new way to visit Palomarin and find out what we’re learning from our decades of research - about bird populations, how they’re responding to changes in our environment, and why it’s so important for conservation that we’re able to continue collecting these data over the long-term. Our goal with this project is to make Palomarin science more accessible to our supporters, partners, teachers, and researchers, so our science can have a bigger impact. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to anyone who might be interested!
Thanks so much for your interest in Point Blue and in the Palomarin Field Station, and for your support. I look forward to seeing you out there one day!