Reports of migrants have started to increase in frequency during the last couple of days here in Florida. Shorebirds are really starting move now along with a few passerines. We have been noting an increase in movement over the last couple of nights on the radar. Birders have been coming back from the field with goodies on their lists such as Pectoral, Solitary, Spotted, Stilt and Least Sandpipers, Dowitchers, Plovers, Terns etc… Friday after the passing of TS Bonnie we were out late into the night and heard flocks of Pectoral and Least Sandpipers fly over head. Get out and listen for migrants if your are in an area with enough sound buffers to improve your chances of hearing such birds. Passerines are also being seen by birders now, new migrants are being reported on a daily basis around the state. Be ready to catch early migrant warblers such as Cerulean Warbler that are usually missed by birders as they wait till later in the season. Here in Miami we see some early passerines every year, some of these birds include Prothonatory, Yellow-throated and B & W Warbler, Parula, A. Redstart and Louisiana Waterthrush. Red-eyed Vireos also start to show up sometime this week or next, be ready and keep your eyes peeled as this fall migration is going to rock!
We will be up and running here on Badbirdz2 shortly with radar images of the nights migration. Please pass by and write a comment or two about what you have been seeing while out birding for migrant. We would love to see more reports from birders around the State and even N. America!
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