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 added a link to EFSA's Bird Flu Radar which will be more fully incorporated in the Migration Mapping Tool later this year. These tools has been produced through a collaboration between EURING, EuroBirdPortal and Ausvet that is funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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 EMPRES-i, we have now developed an Early Warning System for HPAI outbreaks in wild birds. This is a prototype tool which is under constant development and will be further expanded in the future.


Technical note: Currently the prototype Bird Flu Radar is provided by an R Shiny App running under the http:// protocol, so your system must allow use of this protocol in order to access it. By autumn 2023 we aim to incorporate this new functionality within the Migration Mapping Tool, which runs under the more common https:// protocol.


View our introductory YouTube video on EFSA's Bird Flu Radar.



Acknowledgements and copyright


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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