Definition of flyway in English:



  • A route regularly used by large numbers of migrating birds.

    • ‘These studies also show that birds using easterly coastal flyways in the fall return by more westerly central routes in spring.’
    • ‘US farmworkers migrate along three principal streams, like the flyways of bird migration, and the central route is by far the biggest.’
    • ‘Most of our wintering birds navigate the Central flyway, one of four recognized routes down the continent.’
    • ‘The first is, yes, China needs to take its ecology seriously, and it has to improve its flyways for migratory birds.’
    • ‘It's also the country's second largest avian flyway after the Pacific flyway.’