Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 23, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

We Need More Birds!!!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 12:00pm today.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

The sagging front is continuing its path to the east, albeit at a slow rate. In the last hours of the animation the front seems to have picked up the pace and could be thinking about coming into the state by late Friday. If birds are moving ahead of this front we should keep an eye out for the possibility of a concentration of migrants.

Last night winds were much the same as the night before and birds did much of the same. A general SE->NW direction was picked up by all radar stations in FL. When looking to the north, Georgia and the Carolinas saw a different situation play out. Birds were moving through the Jacksonville radar north into S. Georgia, at this point the signals took a turn to the NE and moved quickly through the state into S. Carolina.

Most of the activity in FL was once again on a NW run, signals were flying over the Tampa radar all night. Some of these birds will continue and some will choose to land and refuel. Be on the lookout for any mega rarities, March is usually a great month for megas.
From Gainesville to the Jacksonville area we expect some new migrants around but in small numbers and may be unnoticeable. As always check out your local migrant traps and see if anything new is around!

P.S. Please consider eBirding your results and posting a link to your eBird checklist here (below, in the comment section). If you’re on Facebook, please consider posting your migration results to our FB page Badbirdz2 FB Page and also the BirdCast post on the eBird Facebook page. Here’s a link to the latest BirdCast forecast: http://www.facebook.com/pages/eBird/79757134387

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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