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Migration is...

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) migrates from Mexico to the Rocky Mountain States. Photo by NPS/Elaine Leslie.
  • The seasonal movement of animals (whether individuals or populations) across different land or seascapes.
  • The animals may differ by sex or age, yet the core pattern of mass directional movement returns them to the same seasonal ranges.
  • The journey may be accomplished by individuals or span generations, such as is the case of the monarch butterfly.

Last Updated: May 06, 2015