The Bird Migration Patterns project does not show the data on all the birds at once, in this project, the goal is to show all the data simultaneously on a 2D grid using the same dataset. The data used for these visualizations is not publicly available and was shared by Stephen Pope. The data consists of frequency vectors of bird sightings around the United States.
The project was created using Processing and the Google Images API which requires no further downloads. Color codes were obtained using the online Color Picker.
Controls: Spacebar: changes data organization method 's': changes the cell's border
Organization Method 1
The data can be viewed in two ways. The first way is to organize by week and state showing the data from bird 1 to bird 6 for each week. The y-axis organizes by state, and the x-axis by birds and week of the year. Furthermore, an image of the bird is displayed on the right hand side with their name and color scheme. The images below show the data organized in this manner using three different border styles. Black cells represent no bird sightings.
Organization Method 2
The second organizational method has the same overall layout. The data chart displays all of the data chronologically for one bird from week 1 to week 48 along the x-axis and the states along the y-axis.