To better understand and conserve North America's dragonfly migration, dragonfly experts, nongovernmental programs, academic institutions, and federal agencies from the United States, Mexico, and Canada have formed the collaborative Migratory Dragonfly Partnership (MDP).
Regular monitoring and centralized reporting among participants across three nations will help us answer some of the many questions currently surrounding dragonfly migration and provide information needed to create cross-border conservation programs to protect and sustain the phenomenon. This site will allow you to submit dragonfly migration observations.
What do I need to get started?
Monitoring Protocols - Revised Nov. 2014
New Dragonfly ID app!
Dragonfly ID features bar charts built from the OdonataCentral database of sightings, recent sightings submitted to OdonataCentral displayed on maps, crowd-sourced text, images and more. Status and distribution information for odonates in North America!
Download from the Apple App store or learn more here.
Is there more I can do at my pond? Yes! Please click here to contribute to an additional research effort
Taking Flight: 2014 Report to MDP Volunteers
Short Course Training Modules in Spanish
MDP Field Guide in Spanish
Conservation of Dragonflies and Damselflies
Backyard Ponds: Guidelines for Creating Habitat to Attract Dragonflies and Damselflies
MDP Annual Report 2011-2014
A critical overview of progress in studies of migration of dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera), with emphasis on North America by Mike May. Journal of Insect Conservation, 2012.
A tandem pair of Common Green Darners (Anax junius) laying eggs. © Dennis Paulson.