Posted by: woodcreeper | April 2, 2008 @ 5:59 am

Go West Young Bird


Continued easterlies kept migration over Florida heading to the northwest. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am 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
For the most part, the pattern experienced last night was the same as the night before. Strong easterlies pushed the trajectory of migration to the west across most of the state, eventually turning northeast in only the most northern reaches of the state. Heavy migration could be seen in the north end of Florida as southerly winds picked up migrants from all across the southeastern US with the passage of a cold front. A good push out of Cuba was also viewable on the radar, making its way across the Keys and into the southwestern end of the peninsula.
Expect birding conditions to be similar to those reported yesterday… now to get out in the field and see what’s around!

Good Birding


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  1. David you are right about the birds moving west. For the last week we have birded all the usual locations we would check for migrants but keep coming up empty. This last weekend we had a small pulse of migrants at Mahagony Hammock in ENP, but we have not heard of any other good birds around here recently. We plan on birding the West coast this weekend we will post our findings.

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel


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