Posted by: woodcreeper | September 3, 2007 @ 6:29 am

Finally, some new birds!


Birds were on the move over Florida last night. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning.

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

Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

The heaviest activity was in the northeastern part of the state, although all radars showed at least some migration activity. There appeared to be some active thunderstorms across the state early in the evening, but these dissipated by morning such that they shouldn’t have concentrated birds in any one particular location. Birds were also seen entering the Miami radar, as well as heading into the Keys and pushing off towards Cuba. Fall migrant traps along both coasts and the Keys should be checked this morning for new arrivals.

Good Birding! 🙂



  1. WELCOME BACK, DAVID!! It’s good to see your smiling face and to read your radar summaries again. I’m still here in mountains of NC and warblers are really moving through, including Cape May and Tennessee. I’ll get off my duff soon and help Michelle and Liz band in Key Biscayne. BTW, no one here in Boone was surprised that ASU beat Michigan!

  2. This morning in Mid Pinellas there were:
    20 Eastern Kingbird in one tree
    Prairie Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    8 Red-eyed Vireo
    Blackburnian Warbler

  3. Had two first of the season Baltimore Orioles this morning at Maitland Community Park. Numerous Red-eyed Vireos and six warbler species, including 2 Prothonotary Warblers. A definite improvement over the past two weeks, as far as warblers go.

  4. I was at St. George Island this morning. It was pretty much completely dead. The only migrant I saw or heard was an empidonax. Also I think I saw a group of yellowlegs flying east over the island. The only interesting thing is that I’ve never seen so many Osprey on the coast. I must have seen about 12 individuals. I don’t know if this is a seasonal thing or what.

  5. Hello David,

    With your suggestion to extend our Labor Day weekend…we have decided to take the day off to bird tomorrow.
    We were planning to go to Everglades NP early morning.
    With tonights bird radar considered would you suggest going to Everglades or towards Bill Baggs area tomorrow morning?

    Thanks again for your work on updating the Bird Radar.
    A & M (the birding couple)

  6. Hi David
    We just wanted to thank you again for everything you are doing for us birders around here.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! hope you have a great day fishing.


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