During 2019, Overland Traveling Exhibits will be rolling out a series of traveling exhibits examining America’s Flyways — the migratory paths that birds take across Mexico, through the continental United States, and in many cases, on to the far northern reaches of Alaska and Canada. Ornithologists have identified four key flyways that birds use for migration:
- The Pacific Flyway, along the west coast of North America;
- The Central Flyway, which runs from the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri River;
- The Mississippi Flyway, which follows the Mississippi River;
- The Atlantic Flyway, which runs inland from the east coast.
Each individual Flyway will be made available as a stand-alone exhibit. Flyway exhibits also work together, so can rent one, two, three, or all four Flyways exhibits once they are available!
EXHIBIT FEE $7,000
DURATION 7 weeks
TARGET AUDIENCE Ages 10 and above
SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR FULL EXHIBIT 1,000 ft2
TOURING DATES January 2019 –
Birds of the Central Flyway
Folks call it “flyover country”: the vast swath of land between the Mississippi River to the east and the Sierra Madres to the west, spanning from the northernmost reaches of the Dakotas and into Canada, then south to the Texas-Mexico border and beyond. When thinking about their next trip or next home, people from the coasts tend to skip over the Great Plains and Mountain West, thinking that the mountains and prairie won’t have much on offer in terms of food, shelter, or opportunities for expansion.
But the birds know better. From the tiniest towhee to the biggest crane, for a season, a stopover, or a lifetime, a dazzling array of bird species depend on the food and shelter available to them in what is known as the Central Flyway. Expansive wetlands, towering mountains, vast prairies, secluded woodlands, arid deserts, and twisting riverbanks meet the varied needs of over 400 migrating bird species, as well as hundreds more species that make the Central Flyway their permanent home.
Overland Traveling Exhibits’ newest offering Birds of the Central Flyway provides an overview of the challenging lives and journeys these feathered residents make all across “flyover country.” Contact Overland to reserve the exhibit today!