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Peak of Fall Bird Migration Underway – Autumn Is in the Air

20 Sep 2016, 4:45 pm

Long-distance migrating birds have entered the peak months (August to October) of fall migration.  There are about 350 species of birds that migrate from the United States and Canada down into Central and South America to escape North American winter.

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The Whimbrel, Sandhill Crane, Prothonotary Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and the Swallow are just a few of many types of birds that will migrate south as the day’s length shortens, temperatures drop and food supplies run low.  As the weather patterns become cooler, these birds will take advantage of cold fronts and southward moving winds to aid in their journey towards the tropics.   According to the National Audubon Society, there are four main ‘Flyways of the Americas’.  There is the Pacific Flyway, Central Flyway, Mississippi Flyway and the Atlantic Flyway.

Migrating birds taking over the Wal-mart trees. #oklahoma #birds #migration #birdmigration #flysouth

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The next time we will see these birds again will be when they migrate back in Spring 2017, starting mid-February to mid-June.

Southern Migration Dance #birdmigration

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For WeatherNation: Jessica Rivera

(Headline image: John Benson – Canada Geese flying in a V-shaped formation. Madison, Wisconsin.)

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