Birdcast is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and NOAA to synthesize bird migration data from eBird as well as acoustic and radar monitoring stations. It gives real-time predictions of bird migrations. In addition to being a nice tool for birders, Birdcast will also increase scientific understanding of migration behavior, timing, and routes. Now news media are using Birdcast, too. The Huffington Post reports that Birdcast predicts this week might be a big one for fall migration, coinciding with ceremonies marking the anniversary of September 11th.