Posted by: woodcreeper | March 28, 2008 @ 6:20 am

Migration over Florida


As per my post from last night, the Key West and Miami radar indicated a light flight from Cuba and a moderate flight from the southern mainland into the northern part of the state. Most birds entering the Keys appear to have put down there due to weather, so there might be some local concentrations even despite the small size of the influx. Due to strong easterlies, most birds took a SE–>NW trajectory, favoring migrant traps along the west coast. The early morning radar also indicated a small pulse of new birds entering SE Florida from the Bahamas which may be apparent on the ground… Key Bunny??

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

Of course, any and all ground-truthing would be greatly appreciated, so please come back and let us know what’s around!

Good Birding


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