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f lahyway

  • n  the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate

  • The heaviest duck traffic (33%) is found on the central flywayover the Dakotas and Oklahoma to Texas.
  • Hawk Mountain is the flyway's narrowest point, where the flights of birds become concentrated.
  • Positioning the hunters along a flyway, Thorpe raises his nose and sniffs the wind.
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  • Mike Easley in (subscription)
    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...
  • David Nabarro in USA Today
    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,...
  • Lee Jong-wook in Environment News Service
    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.

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