Posted by: woodcreeper | November 4, 2007 @ 9:16 am

November Migration: Mac Style


Well, the new Macbook Pro is up and running, and I can now post the radar again. This may not mean much for the next few months, but it’s great news for the coming spring. Anyway, I figured I’d give it a test run with last night’s radar, so here it is (from sunset last night through sunrise this morning).

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.

Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FLBase Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Movement into Florida was light to moderate, with some migration apparent on all radars across the state. The Miami radar indicated moderate migration from N–>S, and Key West indicated a push of birds from the southern Everglades into the Keys as well as some birds continuing across the Florida Straits.

Good Birding!


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  1. Hi David,

    We visited the SFBO and afterwards birded with AMRO for a bit. We saw our FOTS WEKI, YBSA and MYWA. MDDG banded a Cooper’s while we were there this morning which was awesome! AMRO will probably post the banded birds of today. There were several raptors present in the park including BWHA, COHA, NOHA, SSHA, STHA(dark morph) and an AMKE. We really enjoyed our last visit of this season helping out at the SFBO. Afterwards we headed south to scope out the EUWI at the Lennar Flow-way near the Cutler Wetlands. The Eurasian was awesome to finally see through a scope as well as many other species including a lifer for us a NOPI. Thanks again for posting the radar this fall season, we really appreciate it! We hope to bump into you again when your are in town. We plan to join the Badbirdz/Woodcreeper flock next payroll. Good Birding!
    Sorry for all the codes but we are practicing.

    Nature is Awesome!
    Angel & Mariel

  2. […] Badbirdz carries on the tradition of Noel Wamer, who provided us with wonderful screen captures of radar loops during migration until his untimely death only a few months after we moved to Florida in 2004. The Badbirdz motto is “Keeping Noel’s dream alive, one migrant at a time.” The following is an image of a wave of birds moving towards Cuba last November:. You can view loops that cover the entire period from sunset to sunrise on November 2 here. […]


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