Migration Mapping Tool


Welcome to the Migration Mapping Tool that provides information of the migratory connectivity of 50 bird species in Europe, primarily to inform management of Avian Influenza outbreaks and the risks of other disease transmission by birds.  The tool was first published in 2022 and will continue to be updated as a result of ongoing work. In March 2023 we released an initial version of EFSA's Bird Flu Radar which was fully incorporated in the Migration Mapping Tool in September 2023. These tools have been produced through a collaboration between EURING, EuroBirdPortal and Ausvet that is funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Work on behalf of EURING and Eurobird Portal has been undertaken by the British Trust for Ornithology, the Catalan Ornithological Institute and SOVON.


View our introductory YouTube video on the Migration Mapping Tool



Migration Mapping Tool Application

- View Migration Mapping Tool Application

- Direct links to maps and tables for individual species and species groups


EFSA's Bird Flu Radar

Based on the data on distributions and movements shown in the Migration Mapping Tool, combined with data on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreaks available from ADIS, we have now developed an Early Warning System for HPAI outbreaks in wild birds. This tool is under constant development and will be further expanded in the future.

Find out more about the Bird Flu Radar and access the tool.


Acknowledgements and copyright

Full acknowledgements and copyright information is available here.


Disclaimer: EFSA’s Bird Flu Radar was produced and adopted by Sovon, ICO, BTO, EuroBirdPortal and Ausvet Europe in the context of a contract with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), awarded following a public procurement procedure. It aims at informing stakeholders on the probability of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks occurring in the EU, based on the output of spatiotemporal risk models. The information reflects the state of knowledge available on the date of dispatch. EFSA cannot be held liable for any errors, inaccuracies or inconsistencies with regard to text and/or data contained therein. Therefore, EFSA accepts no responsibility or liability arising out of, or in connection with the information provided. The present document is not to be considered an output adopted by EFSA.,

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