News | June 22, 2021 3:02 AM | Hang Bona

How Do Birds Know Their Route?

Birds know their way by their instinct. Many species of bird migrate thousands of km every year.

They migrate to places where they can get food, In Northern Hemisphere, birds generally fly South.

The flight paths are called flyways, Although it is not very well known how they find their way, it is commonly taught that they use their instincts.

They have an international global positioning system GPS, So they are able to follow the same pattern every year without fail.

Bird’s Organs Help to Find Their Route.

Bird’s organs contribute to a bird’s navigational ability, There is a region in the brain called cluster N.

Which helps them to determine there is the South and North, Bird’s inner ear also helps them determine where to fly.

Bird beaks help too, That is why it is also called olfactory map.

What are the Tools for Birds to Find Their Way?.

Bird’s tools to find the way are stars, the sun, and also the earth’s magnetic field, With the sun, they know what time is it.

Nocturnal birds use stars, Pigeons have a small brain zone for magnetism, They also use the landscape elements such as rivers, roads, etc.

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