Turner Falls in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Mystery of Migration
How can birds find their way for thousands of miles each way during migration? Scientists believe that birds navigate using the sun and stars, visual landmarks, the Earth’s magnetic field, and gravity. As they migrate, waterfowl follow general routes called flyways, which are shown on this map.
A Rest Stop along the Way
Natural rest stops are important as stopover points because they provide resting and feeding areas all along the difficult journey. Wildlife refuges and natural parks provide seasonal homes and are essential support during the annual migration.
Location. 42° 36.567′ N, 72° 33.317′ W. Marker is in Turner Falls, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue A and 1st Street on Avenue A. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Marker is in this post office area: Turners Falls MA 01376, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Songbirds (here, next to this marker); Nature's Puzzle (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Turner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Factory Hollow (approx. half a mile away); Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Town of Greenfield (approx. 2.8 miles away); Capt. William Turner (approx. 2.9 miles away); The View from the French King Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turner Falls.
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.