Wildlife Wednesday: Migrating birds

For this week, we’re highlighting the survival behavior of birds through remarkable photography. Snow geese, cranes, and other species instinctively navigate the skies and fly long distances in flocks to find better food availability and reach seasonal breeding grounds.


Skagit Flats, Washington.
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Eastward Bound - Greater Snow Geese

Photo taken near Chrysler, Ontario, Canada.
“One of 12 pictures I took necessary to capture all individuals in a flock of Greater Snow Geese numbering 3200 birds (with 135 blue morphs). The number of Snow Geese moving through eastern Ontario has exploded during the past few years. A flock of this magnitude, however, is still uncommon, especially in the fall.” – Giovanni_Pari

Heading South

Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.

fall migration

“This grind of White Fronted Geese looked more like a swarm as they took to the air over the harvested rice fields of Butte County. Fall/Winter migration is underway along the Pacific Flyway with the White Fronted arriving in large numbers.” – Barbara

Snow geese anyone?

“Went to Squaw Creek on a hunch, and the hunch paid off – they updated their count yesterday at over 1,200,000 geese!” – Nancy Calltharp

This photo selection is inspired by the Central Flyway Migration group. Enjoy, and share, more photography in the Epic bird migrations gallery.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite wildlife photos, and include the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with WildlifeWednesday.

We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions and ideas every Wednesday here on our blog.

Previously featured for this series: Wildlife Wednesday: Cheetahs