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The main endpoints of the Atlantic flyway in North America include the eastern Arctic islands and the coast of Greenland, and the region surrounding the Gulf of Mexico; the migration route tends to narrow considerably in the southern United States in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. which account for the high number of bird species found in those areas. Once in Florida, the flyway diverges into a path over eastern Mexico and a longer path across the Caribbean Sea via Cuba and Jamaica.
This route is used by birds typically because no mountains block most of this path, though birds cross the northern, central and southern Appalachians to join the flyway. Good sources of water, food, and cover exist over its entire length.
- North American Migration Flyways via Wayback Machine (birdnature.com)
- Atlantic Flyway (Audubon)
- Waterfowl management (Flyways.us)
- Shorebirds (atlanticflywayshorebirds.org)
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