Duck Migratory Patterns

North American birds that migrate to more temperate winter homes generally follow a north/south route defined by the major rivers, coasts and mountain ranges. With the exception of the east and west coasts, the flyway boundaries often merge and overlap. There are four primary North American migration flyways:

  • The Atlantic
  • The Mississippi
  • The Central
  • The Pacific

The Mississippi Flyway is generally considered the most populated flyway. Utilized by birds flying from the northern regions of Canada and Alaska to their warmer, winter homes, the Mississippi Flyway is funnel shaped with the narrowest point emptying into eastern Arkansas. With an abundance of timber, water and rice fields, the Grand Prairie of Arkansas offers ideal conditions to the millions of migrating birds.

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