Posted by: woodcreeper | September 7, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

Heavy migration over Florida

Sorry about the late post… was my birthday yesterday AND my cousin’s wedding, so “…didn’t get to sleep last night ’till the morning came around…”. Low and behold, though, migration was and heavy over the Sunshine State. Here’s the money shot, from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Calm northerly winds and clear skies made for optimal migration conditions across Florida last night. All radars indicated southbound birds through early this morning, as well as a moderate push of birds out of Florida towards Cuba (hope they can avoid Ike!). Birds will be dispersed across the landscape this morning, but should be very evident at fall migration hotpots. Viva migration!

Good Birding,


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  1. Happy belated birthday David!
    This morning in Mead Gardens, Winter Park we had several migrants. Highlights were 1 beautiful male Baltimore Oriole, 1 Worm-eating Warbler and 2 Northern Waterthrushes.

  2. Happy birthday, David! At the Sadowski portion of the TAS walk today, we saw very few migrants early in the morning. Birds included Yellow-throated Vireo (2), Red-eyed Vireo (1), Prairie Warbler (6), Northern Parula (1), Ovenbird (1), and Eastern Kingbird (~12). Numbers were very low overall.

    At the closed road just outside of the Deering Estate, we picked up a single Black-and-white Warbler, a couple American Redstart, a few more Prairie Warbler, and a couple more Yellow-throated Vireo.


  3. Happy B-Day David! Today at the Cape we had a good day but the birds must have flown past us. We did however have an awesome bird that made up for the lack of numbers. By far the bird of the day was a CANADA WARBLER!!! We had the usual migrants AMRE, WEWA, BAWW, REVI, NOWA, and PROW. We saw our FOS EAKI which we miss seeing around. Thanks again for posting.

  4. Forgot we also had OVEN, and PRAW. We heard a NOPA as well.

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel


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