flyway flyway  /f ˈlaɪ ˌweɪ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate

Usage(s):

  1. Hawk Mountain is the flyway's narrowest point, where the flights of birds become concentrated.
  2. Positioning the hunters along a flyway, Thorpe raises his nose and sniffs the wind.
  3. To help the mallard, however, hunters will be sharply restricted: no more than three a day along the Pacific flyway, two along the Atlantic, Mississippi and Central routes.

News

  1. Survey will explore dove hunter opinions

    The National Dove Hunter Survey — a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — will ask dove hunters from across the United States to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Times and Democrat

  2. All-conference softball: Mayville's Giese leads Flyway selections; Pegram named POY in Trailways North

    Flyway Conference softball champion Mayville peppered the all-conference teams with its roster, including the league's Player of the Year, it was announced recently.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fond du Lac Reporter

Quotes

  1. "I don't believe the United States Congress is going to sit by and let them destroy an entire Atlantic flyway refuge," Easley said. "That would be the most irresponsible thing environmentally that's been done in the history of this state that...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Mike Easley Source: WVEC.com (subscription)

  2. "If it turns out that H5N1 was carried to west Africa by migratory birds, we need to be prepared for the possibility that within the next six months it could be brought back to the northern hemisphere - but perhaps along a different flyway,"...
    on Feb 11, 2006 By: David Nabarro Source: USA Today

  3. "There is a risk that outbreaks of H5N1 infection in birds could spread within Nigeria and into neighboring countries. Nigeria is one of several African countries located on the Black Sea-Mediterranean flyway used by migratory birds," Dr. Lee said.
    on Feb 13, 2006 By: Lee Jong-wook Source: Environment News Service

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