More birds heading into and out of Florida last night, as winds were strong and northwesterly along the northern border of the state, switching to northeasterly for the remaining 3/4′s. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning.
Well, I’d like to be in Jacksonville this morning! The radar for the northeastern part of the state suggests that lots of birds were being pushed in that direction last night, as they were also entering the panhandle and Big Bend region from the northwest. Otherwise it appeared birds were taking a N->S trajectory throughout the remainder of the state, with some inland push due to east winds in extreme southern Florida. A nice flight also occurred from the mainland and Keys into the Atlantic and Florida Straits. Expect good densities of new birds at inland locations in South Florida as well as throughout the Florida Keys. East coast locations should see some new faces, but probably not a huge pileup due to the east winds.