The Flyway

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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).

 Nine major migratory waterbird flyways largely based on Shorebirds © 2010 Partnership for EAAF. Press image for enlargement.
Nine major migratory waterbird flyways largely based on Shorebirds © 2010 EAAFP
Major Flyways

There are nine major migratory flyways around the world.

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.

 

Countries in the Flyway
Flyway Site Network