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For the Iowa State University journal, see Flyway (magazine). For routes taken by airplanes, see Airway (aviation).

A flyway is a flight path used in bird migration. Flyways generally span over continents and often oceans.

The concept of flyway is essentially an operational concept linked to waterfowl whose populations one wishes to manage over their entire migration space.[1]

—Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, United Nations Environment Programme

Flyways of the Americas[edit]

Flyway distribution for N. American waterfowl: Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific Flyways.

Flyways of Eurasia, Africa, and Australasia[edit]

Central Asian, East Asian-Australasian and West Pacific migratory bird flyways

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CMS Secretariat, 32nd Meeting of the Standing Committee (8–9 November 2007). STRATEGIC REVIEW OF FLYWAY PAPER. Bonn: UNEP/CMS Secretariat,. 

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