Bird Migrations

WHS that are key stopover sites for birds on one of the major flyways.

Connected Sites

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq ... comprise the last stopover area for millions of migrating birds before entering the vast Arabian Desert. (Nom file) & a major stopover point for shorebirds flying along the West Asian-East African flyway (AB ev)
Air and Téneré The massif of the Aïr also constitutes a transit zone for a large number of afrotropical and palaearctic migratory birds. (unesco website)
Banc d'Arguin Eastern Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Birds
Belize Barrier Reef The Americas Flyway
Blue and John Crow Mountains The Americas Flyway
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Central and Pacific Flyway (birds)
Comoé National Park The African-Eurasian Flyway
Curonian Spit Birds migratory flyway from North Europe to the of South Europe. Rybatschi holds the oldest bird observatory in the world.
Danube Delta The Delta is the major wetland on the flyway between central and eastern Europe and the Mediterranean and Middle East and Africa (birds)
Djoudj Eastern Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Birds
Donana National Park Eastern Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Birds
Dong Phayayen birds such as the spot-billed pelican and greater adjutant migrate through the park
Everglades OUV: It provides important foraging and breeding habitat for more than 400 species of birds, includes the most significant breeding grounds for wading birds in North America and is a major corridor for migration. The Americas Flyway
Fertö/Neusiedlersee The lake is an important resting place for migratory birds
Gulf of California The Americas Flyway
Hyrcanian Forests "an important resting area for birds migrating between Russia and Africa" (wiki)
Ibiza The African-Eurasian Flyway
Ichkeul National Park Important stopping-over point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds each year
Jeju Seasonal Bird Migration "Many migratory birds come to Jeju Island because this island is in the courses of the migration of the birds." - Nomination File
Kaziranga National Park The African-Eurasian Flyway
Kenya Lake System The African-Eurasian Flyway
Keoladeo National Park OUV: wetland of international importance for migratory waterfowl, where birds migrating down the Central Asian flyway congregate before dispersing to other regions
Lake Baikal The waterfowl and shorebirds of Baikal Siberia migrate along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (Waterbirds Around the World, 2006)
Lake Turkana Migrant waterbirds
Landscapes of Dauria resting place for more than 3 million migrating birds within the East Asia - Australasian flyway (AB ev)
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries gathering of many migratory bird species that use the East Asian-Australasian flyway (AB ev)
Okavango Delta The African-Eurasian Flyway
Pantanal The Americas Flyway
Saloum Delta East Atlantic Flyway (birds)
Sanganeb The African-Eurasian Flyway
Saryarka OUV: The wetlands of Korgalzhyn and Naurzum State Nature Reserves are key stopover points and crossroads on the Central Asian migratory bird flyways and are of outstanding importance for migratory waterbirds on their way from Africa, Europe and South Asia to their breeding places in Western and Eastern Siberia.
Shiretoko The East Asian-Australasian Flyway
Southern Öland Southern Oland's Ottenby Bird Observatory (migrating birds)
Srebarna Nature Reserve Bird migration route
Sundarbans National Park The African-Eurasian Flyway; OUV: The Sajnakhali area, listed as an Important Bird Area, contains a wealth of waterfowl and is of high importance for migratory birds.
Tajik National Park Bar-headed geese and brown-headed gulls migrate to the lakes in the Tajik NP during summer
Tassili n'Ajjer The entire region is important for resting migratory Palaearctic birds. (UNEP-WCMC)
The Sundarbans The African-Eurasian Flyway
Tikal National Park The Americas Flyway
Uvs Nuur Basin OUV: of major importance for waterfowl, as well as a stepping stone in the bird migration between Siberia and wintering ranges in China and South Asia.
Virunga National Park The African-Eurasian Flyway
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex The Park has wetlands that lie under a major Palaeoarctic-Afrotropical flyway and between February and May over 20,000 aquatic birds congregate there. (UNEP-WCMC)
Wadden Sea OUV: The property is the essential stopover that enables the functioning of the East Atlantic and African-Eurasian migratory flyways.
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park The Parks are on the margins of two major avian migratory routes, the Central and Pacific flyways and their marshes and lakes are much used as staging grounds. The bald eagle and migrant peregrine falcon pass through. (UNEP-WCMC)
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino OUV: The surrounding wetlands attract an extraordinary diversity and abundance of resident and migratory bird species with several hundreds of thousands of wintering birds (around Laguna de San lgnacio and Ojo de Liebre, Pacific Flyway)
Wood Buffalo National Park The Americas Flyway: "Flyway Central The southern portion of the park features the Peace-Athabasca Delta, one of the largest inland freshwater deltas in the world. All four North American flyways converge over the delta each spring and fall. The last remaining flock of migratory whooping cranes nests in a remote corner of the boreal forest every summer."
Wrangel Island OUV: The islands have the largest sea-bird colonies on the Chukchi Sea, are the northernmost nesting grounds for over 100 migratory bird species including several that are endangered such as the Peregrine falcon
iSimangaliso Wetland Park The African-Eurasian Flyway: the park is a major breeding area and refuge for migratory waterfowl and waders (AB ev)

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