Posted by: badbirdz2 | April 5, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

Forecast shaping up for SE Florida

Tonight’s forecast is calling for southwest winds over Cuba and west winds over south Florida, suggesting that any birds leaving Cuba will be pushed east as they enter Florida’s airspace.

The winds over the Gulf, unfortunately, are out of the North all the way down to Mexico, so it’s unlikely that any birds will be taking off from the Yucatan tonight.

Therefore, the birds expected to make landfall in Florida by morning will be those leaving Cuba and nearby Caribbean islands.

We’ll have to check the radar around midnight to see the overall density of the migration event; but so far the conditions look promising

Updated:Well, it looks like only a small push of birds made it out of Cuba tonight after all, and the line of thunderstorms over south Florida might keep them from crossing over to the mainland. The morning radar will be a better guide. I’ll post the radar at 6:00am.


  1. Many more migrants have arrived at Tomoka State Park (east coast in Ormond Beach, FL) including Prothonotary Warblers, Prairie Warblers, Black and White Warblers and one American Redstart. All thanks to the shifting winds, finally!


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