Posted by: woodcreeper | May 13, 2008 @ 10:34 am

Moderate migration into north winds favors Keys

As the cold front pushed eastwards over Florida, we saw winds switch from southwesterly to westerly, and then eventually to northerly. Birds left Cuba last night on westerly winds, but were met by north winds as they cross the Florida Straits. Most of these birds appeared to land in the Keys by morning, apparently not wanting to fight the headwind any further than necessary. The same pattern held for South Florida, although birds were able to land sooner and simply truncate their migration once the winds kicked up. The Keys should be pretty birdy this morning, while South Florida should see little chance except for some shifting of density to the north.

Good Birding




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