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The Great Rift Valley flyway links Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is one of the world’s most important bird migration corridors, and the most concentrated and species diverse route for birds migrating between breeding and wintering grounds in Eurasia and Africa. This aerial highway also encompasses extraordinary cultural diversity - millions of people of different races, with their own music and dance. Many of these indigenous music traditions are undervalued and in decline.

Hover over the names of countries in the left menu to see where they lie along the migratory path. Click on the country names in the left menu to learn more about the Flyways project in that country.

Bulgaria

Size: 110,550 km²

Human population: 7,543,325
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 397

Important Bird Areas: 114

Ethiopia

Size: 1,104,300 km²

Human population: 82,949,541
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 816

Important Bird Areas: 69

Israel

Size: 22072 km²

Human population: 7,624,600
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 546

Important Bird Areas: 15

Kenya

Size: 569,140 km²

Human population: 40,512,682
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 1,090
Around 170 of these are Palearctic migrants and at least a further 60 are intra-Africa migrants. Some 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 require undisturbed habitat.

Important Bird Areas: 60

Malawi

Size: 94,276 km²

Human population: 14,900,841
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 648

Important Bird Areas: 22

Mozambique

Size: 799,380 km²

Human population: 23,390,765
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 736

Important Bird Areas: 15

Russia

Size: 17,000,000 km² (Largest country in the world)

Human population: 141,750,000
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 678
502 breed in that country; 29 are globally threatened

Important Bird Areas: 470

South Africa

Size: 1,221,040 km²

Human population: 49,991,300
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 856

Important Bird Areas: 122

Tanzania

Size: 936,760 km²

Human population: 44,841,226
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 1,005

Important Bird Areas: 80

Turkey

Size: 780,580 km²

Human population: 72,752,325
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 491

Important Bird Areas: 184

Uganda

Size: 237,000 km²

Human population: 33,424,683
(World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2010)

Bird species: 1,007

Important Bird Areas: 30