GLOBAL MIGRATION FLYWAYS
PASS OVER THROUGH ARMENIA
Adult bird. Photo: L. Avanzini
Migration is a very important aspect in the life of birds, allowing them to survive adverse climatic conditions and a lack of food. Тens of millions of migrating passerines, hundreds of thousands of waterfowl, and tens of thousands of raptors annually pass through Armenia. Twice a year, these birds fly in a north-south direction, covering distances ranging from several hundred to 14,000 km. During migration, birds fly over beaten tracks, where they know the main air corridors, prevailing winds, places for feeding and resting. There are eight global routes in the world, of which three pass through the territory of Armenia. These are Black Sea – Mediterranean, East Asia – East Africa, and Central Asia – South Asia Flyways. Flying through Armenia, migrants face a number of threats and our goal is to ensure safe conditions on their passage.
Black Sea - Mediterranean Flyway
East Asia - East Africa Flyway
Central Asia - South Asia Flyway
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