Migratory birds

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Migratory Birds in Romania
Migratory Birds in Romania

Terms & Synonyms

Migratory Birds

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

Migration is a natural process, whereby different birds fly over distances of hundreds to thousands of kilometers in order to find the best ecological conditions and habitats for feeding, breeding and raising their young. For instance, when the conditions in the breeding grounds become very difficult due to low temperatures migratory birds would fly to a region where conditions are less rough.

The loss of habitat due to pollution or exploitation caused by encroachment for settlement, agriculture, grazing e.g. is the main threat to migrating birds. Also high-voltage power lines and wind turbines have a dramatic impact on birds, which are in danger of being killed by electrocution or collision.


Interpretations and Explanations


birds WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Migratory birds

External Resources

World Migratory Bird Day http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org

Image is from www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,567997,00.jpg


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