Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 8, 2009 @ 5:45 am

New birds on the way last night

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 5:30am 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

East winds dominated the night again last night but it did not keep a group of northbound migrants from Cuba to begin their journey. Last night a good push of migrants flew over the straights and made it into the lower keys, Ft. Zach and Indigenous Park should be a must hit if you are birding the extreme south today. The east winds pushed birds towards the west and some flew past the Keys into FL Bay. Miami Dade should see a new influx of migrants this morning, inland and coastal migrant traps are your best bet today. Good luck and good birding everyone, we will be out getting some ground truth today, we will report our sightings when we are back in. Migration Rules!!!

Any sightings reported will be greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Thanks for keeping the site alive you two!
    You’re right, there were some birds leaving Cuba last night. Unfortunately it looks like the radar crapped out at the most inopportune time, but from what I can tell the pulse of birds looks low to moderate (the low-end of moderate?). Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what shows up on the ground today… since I’m in NJ, I can’t help you there 🙂

    Keep up the great work!



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