The Flyways

Pacific Flyway

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Priority Project

California Working Lands

The California Working Lands priority project supports healthy land-management practices for farmers and ranchers who work in Ca

Conservation the Length of the Americas

From Arctic tundra to South American wetlands

The birds of the Pacific Flyway depend on a diverse chain of habitats, from Arctic tundra and northwestern rainforest to tropical beaches and mangroves. Audubon’s network of chapters, volunteers, activists, and members is preserving and restoring these vital links along the way.

Each year at least a billion birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, but these birds are only a fraction of those that used the flyway a century ago. Habitat loss, water shortages, diminishing food sources, and climate change all threaten the birds of the Pacific Flyway.

Pacific Flyway In the News

Western Water News

Living on a Smaller Colorado River Water Supply

Arizona, California, and Nevada are proving they can live with less.
Western Water News

The Colorado River is Unpredictable, but its Policies and Management Shouldn’t Be

Audubon weighs in on federal decisions in the short and long-term.
Great Blue Heron flies over water

Inflation Reduction Act is Making a Difference for Water Resources, Rural Communities, Birds

Significant climate legislation one year after passage.

Conservation Projects in the Pacific Flyway

Site It Right

The science is clear: Climate change poses the greatest threat to wildlife and habitat in our lifetime.
Working Lands

Tongass National Forest

Protecting some of the world's last remaining temperate rainforest
Working Lands

Arctic Slope

Audubon Alaska is pursuing permanent wilderness designation for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Saving Seabirds

Audubon takes effective action to stabilize and increase populations of at-risk species up and down the Pacific Coast

Western Water

Audubon is working to identify, protect, and restore priority habitats in the Colorado River basin and around intermountain saline lakes

Saline Lakes

Saline lakes and their associated wetlands throughout Intermountain West create a network of critical habitat that millions of birds depend on for breeding, resting and feeding during migration, and wintering.