Insect Migration Assocation

Fred Urquart’s original citizen science program that started in the 1950s. This pioneering program was one of the first to engage a network of citizen volunteers to tag and report tag recoveries and allowed the path of the monarch's fall migration to be tracked and eventually was used as the basis for the discovery of the overwinter colonies in Mexico. This story is amazingly told in the IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies and we highly recommend you see it if you can!


Coordinator: Urquhart, Fred and Nora
Program Date(s): 1950 to 1994
Institution Type: Academic Institution
Species Focus: Monarchs


Protocol Type: Tagging
Data Type(s): Other
Data Availability: Data can be accessed through Monarch Watch.
Survey Focus: Adults