Posted by: woodcreeper | September 28, 2008 @ 5:29 am

More birds over Florida!

Again, last night saw moderate to heavy migration into and over the Sunshine State. Here’s the radar 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

Migration into the state was heavy last night, mostly on a NW->SE trajectory, resulting in birds being pushed to the coast before heading south. This trajectory continued over Melbourne, FL, which means that the southeastern coast should see a good spike in bird density this morning. Over Tampa the radar showed some birds moving due south, while others were clearly blown inland, which bodes well for birding around Naples and Fort Meyers. Birds could also be seen moving from the southwest coast, as well as the southern Everglades, into the Keys and the Florida Straits. Birding conditions across southern Florida should be good today… so get out there and enjoy your Sunday!

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  1. Slow at Cape Florida, but there were a couple of thrushes around finally. 14 birds banded; among them VEER and SWTH and FOS GRCA. Reeeahhh!!!!
    Hawks on the move last couple of days.


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