Bird Migration Routes And Flyways In Pakistan
Migratory birds are a fascinating sight to behold. Every year, millions of birds travel thousands of miles from their breeding grounds to their wintering habitats, and Pakistan is no exception. Being located on a major bird migration route, Pakistan is home to a large number of migratory bird species that travel through the country during their annual migrations. In this article, we will trace the routes of some of the migratory birds that can be seen in Pakistan.
For more information, kindly read: Migratory Birds and Flyways of Pakistan – Location, Seasons
Siberian Cranes are one of the most famous migratory birds that pass through Pakistan. These magnificent birds breed in the Arctic tundra and spend their winters in South Asia, including Pakistan. The Siberian Cranes migrate over 6,000 km from their breeding grounds to their wintering habitats, with many of them stopping over in Pakistan on their way to India.
Amur Falcons are another species of migratory birds that can be seen in Pakistan. These small birds breed in China and Siberia and spend their winters in South Africa. During their migration, they fly over the Indian Ocean and cross the Arabian Sea, making a stopover in Pakistan. The Amur Falcons’ migration is considered one of the longest migratory journeys for any bird of prey.
Common Cuckoos are famous for their brood parasitism, where they lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species. These migratory birds breed in Europe and spend their winters in Africa. During their migration, they travel through Pakistan, where they can be seen in the northern and western parts of the country.
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Demoiselle Cranes are graceful migratory birds that breed in Central Asia and spend their winters in South Asia, including Pakistan. During their migration, they fly over the Himalayas and make a stopover in Pakistan. These birds are also considered sacred in many cultures, and their annual migration is celebrated in several parts of the country.
Black Storks are large migratory birds that breed in Europe and spend their winters in Africa. During their migration, they travel through Pakistan, where they can be seen in wetlands and along rivers. These birds are known for their striking appearance, with black and white plumage and long, red bills.
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Migratory birds are a vital part of Pakistan’s biodiversity, and their annual migrations provide a unique opportunity to witness the wonders of nature. However, many of these species are under threat due to habitat loss and other human activities. It is crucial to protect their habitats and raise awareness about their conservation to ensure their survival for future generations. By tracing the routes of migratory birds, we can appreciate their remarkable journeys and the role they play in our ecosystem.
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This article is written by: Tooba S.
She is a Technical Content Writer with an interest in Environment and Sustainable development.
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