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The River Lakes Conservation Area also known as St. Johns River (Upper Area) is a known habitat for migratory birds. The NEXRAD Radar was used to observe a population of migratory birds during the spring of 2015. A daily migration was observed within minutes prior to sunrise. The areal expansion rates of the migration are very consistent from day to day. There was also two roosting locations on a daily basis heading in multiple directions that was observed. Future studies for local bird migration consist of surveying types of birds to better understand the take-off times in such magnitudes for potential conservation efforts.

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Faculty Advisors Mr. Splitt and Professor Lazarus



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