Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 28, 2008 @ 7:41 am

Light Migration Over Miami Lookout Key West

This is the radar from 12:00am to 6:00am this morning. Northwest winds throughout state last 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 radar did show some migration, but we don’t expect a lot of new birds around. The Key West radar shows birds entering the radar behind the cold front and taking off into the ocean towards Cuba. Key West might see a good influx of birds this morning that left from FL Bay last night towards KW. As far as birding conditions go, expect east coast locations to be best today given the northwest winds throughout the night, but high densities are not expected in Miami given the limited amount of migration evident on the radar. Key West on the other hand might have better chances of birds dropping in through out the morning due to the front that is still lingering over between KW and Cuba.

Please report your sightings today, it will be greatly appreciated!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. That front took a vacuum cleaner to Cape Florida.
    15 birds banded today. Two were MYWA, and it was chilly, so it sure feels like winter now!

    I wonder how much of the Miami radar echo was dragonflies. There were hundreds out at CF today; more than I remember ever seeing. Taking them out of the nets gave us something to do!


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