The menu items under migration and perching/territorial behavior were rearranged, and a paragraph was added at the beginning of "Observing Migrating Butterflies" to distinguish between casual and more detailed ways of watching and reporting migrating butterflies. In other words, you don't necessarily need to do everything on this page to report a sighting for the map - often a short note of which way you saw them flying is just fine.
--Royce Bitzer, April 21, 2015
A large backlog of observations from the enormous Red Admiral migration of 2012 is gradually being added to the map and database. These had been received as e-mailed reports when our previous database had been offline for some time. They are being entered in order by observer. In other words, I'm entering all the sightings I received from one observer in 2012 before moving on to the sightings from the next observer on the list. It may take a while, but once these sightings are all entered, the map will certainly be a very impressive and useful record of the 2012 migration!
--Royce Bitzer, April 3, 2015
Painted Ladies have been seen migrating northward in southern Oregon for perhaps the last two weeks. Two reports from Klamath Falls, Oregon were received on March 30 and 31, 2015. This migration may be continuing from an earlier migration observed from February 16-25 in the vicinity of Los Angeles, California.
--Royce Bitzer, April 2, 2015