East Asian-Australasian Flyway:
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway extends from within the Arctic Circle, through East and South-east Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, stretching across 22 countries.
Definition of a Flyway:
A flyway is the entire range of a migratory bird species (or groups of related species or distinct populations of a single species) through which it moves on an annual basis from the breeding grounds to non-breeding areas, including intermediate resting and feeding places as well as the area within which the birds migrate (Boere and Stroud 2006).
There are nine major migratory flyways around the world.
- Atlantic Americas Flyway
- Black Sea/Mediterranean Flyway
- Central Asian Flyway
- East Asian-Australasian Flyway
- East Atlantic Flyway
- Mississippi Americas Flyway
- Pacific Americas Flyway
- West Asian-East African Flyway
- West Pacific Flyway
Reference: Boere, G.C. & Stroud, D.A. 2006. The flyway concept: what it is and what it isn’t. In: G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A. Stroud (eds). Waterbirds around the world. The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 40-47.