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A seasonal route followed by birds migrating to and from their breeding areas.
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(Zoology) the usual route used by birds when migrating
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a route between breeding and wintering areas taken by concentrations of migrating birds.
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Noun1.flyway - the geographic route along which birds customarily migrateflyway - the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
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Improving the conservation of wetlands and protection of migratory birds took center stage during the Second Meeting of the ASEAN Network on Wetlands and Migratory Water Birds Conservation (ASEAN Flyway Network).
Fish and Wildlife Service closed goose hunting in much of the Atlantic Flyway. The moratorium lasted four years and changed the Eastern Shore's hunting culture for good.
BADIN -- This winter less migratory birds that use Indus Flyway came to Sindh lakes due to acute contamination, as instead chose the cleaner water bodies in neighboring India.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 2 (ANI): Scores of farmers blocked the Delhi-Noida (DND) flyway on Saturday, as they continued their agitation demanding fourfold compensation in lieu of their land acquisition.
Muhammad Rafique said there were seven identified flyways in the world which include passages from Northern Europe to Scandinavian countries, Central Europe to Mediterranean Sea, Western Siberia to Red Sea, Green Route from Siberia to Pakistan, Ganga Flyway from Eastern Siberia to India, Manchuria to Korea and Chakotaka to California.
In November and December 2014, novel reassortant H5N1, H5N2, and H5N8 viruses were detected in wild waterfowl along the Pacific flyway (2,7).
Northern Flyway is a brand-new music and visual creation by IngeThomson and Jenny Sturgeon, exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong.
Local mushroom producers -- Flyway Family Farm -- will open its doors to the public from 5-8 p.m.
Mallards are one of the most abundant and most sought-after ducks in New York State and much of the Atlantic Flyway. Whether it is for their excellent table fare, the stunning iridescent plumage of a male "greenhead," or their eagerness to respond to a hunter's call, there is just something about the mallard that keeps hunters and birders flocking to the marsh each fall in pursuit of this crown jewel.
The Convention on Migratory Species and its "daughter agreement" dealing with waterbirds of the African-Eurasian Flyway (AEWA) developed a set of guidelines in conjunction with Irena on how best to develop renewable energy taking environmental concerns into account.
For 18 shorebird species, numbers wintering at Barr Al Hikman exceeded one per cent of their flyway population, according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) study in 2017.