Collaboration for Conservation

Protecting Migratory Bird Species

ConocoPhillips works with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution to collect connectivity information for several bird species that follow a migratory flyway aligned with our areas of operation. These birds include species that breed from the North Slope of Alaska to the oil sands of northern Alberta, then migrate south through the “prairie potholes” into Texas, and across the Gulf of Mexico to wintering grounds as far south as Colombia. Tracking animal movement aids conservation and is also essential for predicting the spread of invasive species, agricultural pests and pandemic disease.

Watch a video or view an infographic to learn more about how ConocoPhillips supports the Smithsonian Migratory Connectivity Project.