The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south route of travel for migratory birds accross the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance in spring and fall, following food sources, to their breeding and wintering grounds.
Migratory birds cross boundaries of habitat, state and country and are thus excellent indicators of the health of our environment across large distances.
Biologists from Point Blue have been tracking migratory shorebirds in coasts and wetlands along the Flyway since the 1970's. Today, the effort has evolved into a partnership with more than 20 organizations in ten countries called the Migratory Shorebird Project. The project seeks to enhance wetland conservation for birds and people in a rapidly changing environment.
At our Palomarin Field Station biologists track migrating songbirds along the Flyway from Coastal Marin County north to Alaska and South to Mexico.
Visit the links at the right to learn more about tracking migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway.