Posted by: woodcreeper | April 4, 2008 @ 6:06 am

Slower migration out of Cuba


This post has been updated at 6:33am

Only a small pulse of birds out of Cuba last night, with a continued SE–> NW flow over south Florida. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:30am 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

Basically, the scenario mirrors that of yesterday although less birds came across the Florida Straits today. As of 6:30am, though, it appears that birds are arriving from the Caribbean, heading from the SE Bahamas. These birds appear to be moving across SE Florida to the SW coast- although given the time of day, maybe some will put down along the SE coast? Hmmm… okay, we need some ground truthing for this one… Key Bunny?

Stay tuned- Saturday night is looking mighty possible for a Trans-Gulf influx into parts of Florida.

Good Birding


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  1. Sigh. Nada, zip, zilch in Key Biscayne on Friday. However, today (Saturday) the 4:30-6 AM radar looks promising. Cross your fingers and toes……


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