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Turkey vultures are but one species of bird which appear to favor river corridors during migration. Keith Corliss

Migrating birds appear to follow our rivers

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Take a look at a map of the local area and a person finds quite a few towns situated along or near a flowing piece of water. The reason is obvious. The early settlers needed a ready water source. Plus the coal-fired steam locomotives couldn't move without steady water supplies. So rivers and streams were seen as a critical necessity.

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