BirdLife: The Magazine September 2017 - Page 12

THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP The Atlantic Americas Flyway, which connects breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago with wintering grounds in the Caribbean and eastern South America, is one of eight major migratory routes — or flyways — used by birds throughout the world. It is favoured by both passerines and shorebirds, thanks to its plentiful coastal habitats, and the flat, easy-to-navigate landscape. However, some of this flyway’s most vital stopover sites are under threat. To combat declines, the BirdLife Partnership is working to protect chains of vital habitats along the entirety of the world’s longest north-to-south landmass Alex Dale & Irene Lorenzo GOING SOUTH