Bird Migrations

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

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ahwar of Southern Iraq ... comprise the last stopover area for millions of migrating birds before entering the vast Arabian Desert. (Nom file)
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 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 Thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season
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)
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Butterflies
Okavango Delta The African-Eurasian Flyway
Pantanal The Americas Flyway
Saloum Delta East Atlantic Flyway (birds)
Sanganeb The African-Eurasian Flyway
Saryarka Important stop-over points for migrating birds from Africa, Europe, and South Asia.
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
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 birds
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 East Atlantic Flyway, Birds
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)
Wood Buffalo National Park The Americas Flyway
iSimangaliso Wetland Park The African-Eurasian Flyway

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