Frank A. La Sorte is a researcher ecologist whose work focuses on exploring the patterns and dynamics of biological diversity across space and time at continental to global scales. Currently he is developing a collaborative project to examine population-level migration trajectories of North American birds using the eBird database. The goal of this work to provide integrative and comprehensive scientific insights that will inform our current understanding of the biological phenomenon of avian migration. This research project provides unique opportunities to test and refine current migration theory and much needed information to support better informed policy and conservation initiatives.