Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia
Migratory birds are some of the most inspiring impressive groups of birds, not only because of the spectacular views they offer as they move across the sky, but also bacuse of the incredolous distances they cover during their voyages.
Protecting migratory Birds and Flyways
Migratory birds make use of many different locations to find food, water, breeding, moulting and resting places during their journeys. These places are together called Flyways. There are three major Flyways in the world, where Europe is part of the African-Eurasian Flyway. The best known flyways are from breeding grounds to non-breeding grounds; in Europe mainly from North to South but also from East to West. The migration pattern, how they migrate, differs a lot between species. Some birds, like the Blackcaps, will migrate during the night, swallows only during the day. Cranes will use stopovers, while most Black-tailed Godwits are known to make non-stop flights. These differences make the study of migratory birds very interesting but also implies that solutions might be different for each species.