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Flyways — Myths or exaggerations

Izaak Walton Report

May 14, 2013
Blaine Kloppenborg , The Daily Freeman Journal

Because birds, especially waterfowl, are such remarkable, mesmerizing creatures, it's not surprising that many myths surround their frenetic lifestyles. The common flyway is one of them. The concept of flyways has seeped into the public consciousness to a remarkable degree. And it's all the more remarkable because flyways are mostly imaginary. A handful of bird species do follow routes that fit the concept well, but for the majority of migratory birds, the idea of flyways is irrelevant, even misleading.



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