Yellow-eyed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) is a globally threatened species that breeds in Central Asia and winters in northwestern India and Pakistan.
By the early 2000s, wintering populations in India had shrunk to just a few small flocks. But in the last decade, this species has seen a resurgance with few thousands wintering near Bikaner in Rajasthan.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.