The latest cold front to reach the region has begun to trigger heavy migration over North Florida. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning.
As of 5:00am this morning, the latest cold front appears to be draped over Central Florida, resulting in optimal migration conditions to the north of the front, and sub-optimal conditions to the south. Migration was heavy into northern Florida last night with most birds following the wind on a NNE->SSW trajectory. Meanwhile, migration over southern Florida was minimal, with most birds moving against the easterly winds on a more N->S trajectory. Fall migrant hotspots should be birdy for the northern half of the state, while minimal changes in birding conditions are expected for the south. Little-to-no birds could be seen leaving Florida for the Caribbean, so any birds seen heading south over Miami last night should be piling up in the Upper Keys.