2019 AMI Online Salon

Migration and Population Trends of the Rufous Hummingbird

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto

  • Entrant Name: Rachael Whitehead

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Kelowna,Canada

  • Client: Faculty Advisor: Andrea Gauthier

  • Medium/software used: Tableau, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Print, poster

  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

The primary goal of this poster was to visualize a multivariate dataset so that the information can be easily understood, explored and compared by an educated lay audience through type design and visual layout. The dataset topic chosen was the long-distance migration patterns of the Rufous Hummingbird from the northwest USA and Canada, to Mexico and southwest USA. The data comes from sources including Cornell University’s Ebird citizen science data and Partners in Flight. The poster also illustrates additional information about the habitats Rufous Hummingbird’s reside in during the year and how their population sizes have changed in recent decades.