Posted by: badbirdz2 | April 25, 2007 @ 5:50 am

Floodgates, revisited

Wow…this is really making me jones for some Florida birding…
There was a great flight out of Cuba last night, more coming in from the Caribbean, and another strong flight out of most Florida locations with the general trend being from the SE –> NW. With the densities of birds coming in, all locations should have new arrivals, with the west-coast locations having the highest densities. It’s worth watching the later radar to see if another diurnal event takes place before noon (see yesterday’s comments for details). I’m still uncertain as to the composition of that movement…possibly passerines, but what about shorebirds? I digress.

Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning. Interpret away!

Good Birding

Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and 1 hour for the regional composite
Base Reflectivity image from Key WestBase Velocity image from Key West Base Reflectivity image from MiamiBase Velocity image from Miami Regional Base Reflectivity for the Southeast


  1. Definitely SE –> NW and ignored by migrants was the story today in Cape Florida and A.D. Barnes. Both parks lacked new migrants and many from past few days departed. Miami radar was goofy again this morning from 6-9 AM. It actually appeared as if birds were taking off and milling around extreme South Florida. Unless otherwise explained, I’ll consider it an anomaly.


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