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flyway

(flī'wā),
Migratory paths of birds and wildfowl, important for tracking the spread of West Nile Virus (q.v.) and other human pathogens spread by avian vectors.

flyway

The air corridor used by migratory birds to go from point A to point B.
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Photo: Placing Pacific Flyway exhibit artifacts, designer and photographer confer
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If these flyways are assumed to be used by infected birds, their geographic extent may be used to estimate an index of risk for virus transmission from wildfowl to domestic poultry.
Loss of a wetland implies that the flyway has one link less in its series, and it will thus be more difficult, or sometimes impossible, for a migratory bird to complete its annual migration.
Growing conflicts between geese and agriculture in this area need to be resolved prior to further increases in the size of the goose population, according to Bob Trost, Pacific Flyway Representative with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, Oregon.
He has deep knowledge of California's issues and the breadth to be able to work across the Pacific Flyway.
Atlantic Flyway goose hunters didn't fare any better than duck hunters last year, even though more of them turned out to hunt last season (131,700) than the year before (126,500), marking the first time in many years that the number of goose hunters didn't decline from one year to the next.
The elevated road has also been linked to Ashram and DND Flyway via loops.
Director Zoological Sciences Division, Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Dr Muhammad Rafiq said there are a total of seven identified flyways in the world: from Northern Europe to Scandinavian countries, Central Europe to Mediterranean Sea, Western Siberia to Red Sea, Green Route from Siberia to Pakistan, Ganga Flyway from Eastern Siberia to India, Manchuria to Korea and Chakotaka to California.
Today, the flyway has a million or more snows, and some springs have seen 150,000 to 170,000 snow geese holed up resting at Middle Creek waiting for a stiff southern wind to help them push further north.
If only someone could accurately forecast the entire duck season--the weather and the ducks' arrival--in the Mississippi Flyway .
While Pacific Flyway duck populations have been relatively high in recent years, Oregon's high success rate is also influenced by a decline in waterfowl hunters.