2019 Hudson Data Jam Competition

Making data "sing" through creative expression

Now in its sixth year, the Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.

***Level 1: Spring Bird Migration Dates in Dutchess County

***Level 1: Spring Bird Migration Dates in Dutchess County


A Baltimore oriole spotted outside of a home in the Hudson Valley.
Photo credit: Jennifer Steeneck

Data Compilation

Data were compiled by researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Sources came from historical records maintained by a local bird club, which included naturalist diaries, daily check-lists, and informal bird surveys. Data show a 123-year record (1885-2008) of first arrival date of select migratory birds in Dutchess County, NY.


To download data (Excel), click on the type of bird you're interested in:

American Woodcock

Baltimore Oriole

Black-billed Cuckoo

Magnolia Warbler

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Wood Thrush


New this year: Click here for expanded metadata and resources on all bird species


Data Source: Data were published in Vitale, J., & Schlesinger, W. H. (2011). Historical analysis of the spring arrival of migratory birds to Dutchess County, New York: A 123-Year record. Northeastern Naturalist, 18(3), 335-346.

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