Atlantic Flyway

Reddish Egret
Rebecca Field

Reddish Egret

On the Wing From Labrador to Tierra del Fuego

The Atlantic Flyway encompasses some of the hemisphere's most productive ecosystems, including forests, beaches, and coastal wetlands.  From the northern Atlantic Coast and through the Caribbean to South America, Audubon is working to support this avian superhighway's 500-plus bird species and millions of individual birds. 

Forty percent of the Atlantic Flyway's bird species are species of conservation need.  These include the Wood Thrush, the most widespread of our eastern forest neotropical migratory species, whose population has been reduced by half in the past 40 years.  With only one-tenth of the U.S. landmass, this flyway is home to one-third of the nation's people.  And dense population carries with it many challenges for birds and habitat: development and sprawl, incompatible agriculture, overfishing, and climate change.