Posted by: woodcreeper | October 1, 2007 @ 5:30 am

Little migration over Florida, but…

There was only a light movement of birds over the state today, but the thunderstorms in southeast Florida may have acted to bring down overnight whatever was migrating. I’ll have the radar back up and running by tomorrow…until then, Good Birding!



  1. Under rain this morning I stopped on the east side of Matheson Hammock and began spotting warblers from the car. A brief respite in the heavy rain allowed me to bird for 10 minutes, where I picked up 7 warbler species. Numbers of Redstarts, BTB’s, and Ovenbirds were in the double digits. At one point there were at least 10 ovenbirds on the ground within 50 feet of me. Trey Mitchell later went by and got a few more species including a Cerulean. An afternoon stop produced many fewer birds, but I added Magnolia (2) to the day’s list, bringing the total between me and Trey to 16 species seen in just a small area, and under some very trying weather conditions. The storms definitely brought down birds, at least to Matheson, but the storms also made birding extremely difficult.

    Larry Manfredi checked out the southern spots around C-111E, Lucky Hammock, and the Annex and found very few birds this afternoon. Perhaps the fallout occured mostly near the coast.

    Roberto “Toe” Torres


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