can submit field observation any time--day or night. Just follow
the steps below. Try the system now by submitting a "Practice
Report." When it's time to send REAL data from your site--about
migrating animals, blooming flowers, and other events--you will
use the same system.
a Practice Report!
Put your "practice sighting" on this map. It's a great
way to learn.
steps 1-3. At Step 4, select "Practice Report" on the
"Field Notes" form. Your practice sighting will appear
on the map above 5 minutes later. Click map to see live version.
Click the word "Sightings" on the navigation bar above
(or on any page).
Enter your e-mail address.
A "Field Notes" form will appear. Follow
Look up your
latitude and longitude to include with your report. (Our computer
will look up and insert latitude/longitude records that are missing.)
After submitting your Practice Report (or any observation), check
to make sure that we received it. Read on...
the Maps and Data page
Wait 5-10 minutes for the system to process your report.
Select "Maps" on the navigation bar above (or on any page).
You will see the "Maps and Data" page, as pictured on
the right. Select the proper map on the "Maps and Data"
You can find your Report in two places:
see your report on the map.
the Quality of Journey North Maps and Data
Our live maps and sightings database contain raw data, exactly as
submitted by observers. However, the data are carefully reviewed
by our staff on a daily basis. We contact observers to verify their
sightings when we have questions, and remove data that does not
meet our standards. A final review takes place before we publish
Journey North News reports. A "snapshot" map
and data summary is included. Therefore, for the most accurate maps
and data summaries refer to the Journey North News rather
that the live maps and database.