Eastern Neck National Wildlife RefugeMuch like people travel to their destinations on interstate highways, birds migrate along flyways. Many different roads lead onto major highways. The same is true for flyways: birds fly to the major routes from various starting points and fly to different destinations. The time of migration is determined by various things. Hormones are released the same time each year and trigger a feeding frenzy. A bird's body turns food quickly into fat for their long journey. If they leave too early, they may run out of energy before finishing the trip. Other factors that trigger migration include shorter days, weather, and shortage of food supplies. Unlike highway travelers who depend on roadmaps, birds depend on landmarks, instinct, parental guidance, and the position of the sun and stars. And they don't have to stop to ask for directions.
|Placed By||National Wildlife Refuge System|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 394303 N 4322448|
|Decimal Degrees||39.04471667, -76.22138333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.683', W 76° 13.283'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 40.98" N, 76° 13' 16.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1632-1636 Eastern Neck Island Rd, Rock Hall MD 21661, US|
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