Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds

Migration is the movement of animals from one place to another place during winter to evade the cold and lack of food.

The Whimbrel, Sandhill Crane, Prothonotary Warbler, and Black-throated Blue Warbler migrate over the winter into lands where they can find food in the winter.

The Whimbrel is a bird that lives in Canada. It migrates all the way to South America before the winter. This bird uses the Pacific Flyway.


The Sandhill Crane migrates from far in the north of the US into the south part of the same country. It uses the Central Flyway.

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

The Prothonotary Warbler is a small yellow bird that migrates from Minnesota to Louisiana.  The Prothonotary Warbler uses the Mississippi Flyway.

Prothonotary Warbler 

The Black-throated Blue Warbler is a bird that lives in the Appalachian mountains. The winter in these mountains are too cold for this little bird, so they fly south into the United States. This bird uses the Atlantic Flyway.

Black-throated Blue Warbler

When birds migrate, they go on paths called flyways. These flyways are common paths used by birds to travel south, such as the Mississippi Flyway, which take the courses of the Mississippi River.

Images used: https://www.audubon.org/birds/flyways