Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 27, 2008 @ 7:55 am

Migration over FL last night

This is the radar from 7:00pm to 5:00am this morning. Northwest winds dominated the state throughout the night.

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

The Miami and Key West radar lit up last night. There was a good push of birds coming out of the Central portion of the state heading into Miami. Birds can be seen going out over the ocean heading towards the Caribbean Islands.
Most birds were heading NNW->SSE, which will favor East coast and some inland migrant traps. We expect the Cape to have a nice influx of birds and migrant traps in Miami such as Matheson and Sadowski. Barnes, KIH, Lucky Hammock and surrounding areas should be somewhat birdy as well.
Birds were flying out over Key West towards the northern coast of Cuba. Key West should see light to moderate activity this morning, if the rain South of KW grounded some birds. So go birding people! Post your sightings and let us know what is out there, it will be greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel & Mariel

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  1. Excellent Job – Nature is Awesome indeed. Congrats to Angel and Mariel for making the transition and taking over the radar, allowing David more time with his little Wren.

  2. Hey everyone,

    We took a stroll around FIU campus during lunch to see what is around. Last night the radar showed some good movement. There was alot of W Palm Warblers everywhere. There were some cool migrants around, here is the list:

    Black Vulture
    Turkey Vulture
    Cooper s Hawk
    Yellow-belied Sapsucker
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Tennessee Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Cape May Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Common Yellowthroat
    Indigo Bunting

    All in 15 minutes, not bad.

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel

  3. What Raf said.

    We got leapfrogged at Cape Florida yesterday. The front was passing still at sunrise and the birds must’ve fallen out north of us, like up in Broward. Could see them all leaving last night right after sunset. Banded 47 today, and 42 yesterday. More diversity today in the nets, but not as much seen around. Hawk movements picked up in the sunny N winds.


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