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?

Projects Flyer

Monitoring Protocols

What's New

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 the Google Play store and learn more here.

Is there more I can do at my pond?

Taking Flight: 2014 Report to MDP Volunteers

Latest e-newsletter

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 Accomplishments Report 2016

Published Work

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.

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