Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 11, 2009 @ 7:50 am

Another push of birds out of Cuba

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

Last night the east winds prevailed once again with a change in wind direction around 3:00am to a southeast wind, the winds helped some birds out of Cuba make it to the Keys and further north along the west coast of FL Bay. Judging by the radar Key West should have some new activity with good densities, hopefully we hear back from the southern most birders on the continent. Birds were able to make it into the southwestern portions of the bay, Lake Ingraham and Flamingo looks like it could be productive once again. The areas around Flamingo like Coastal Prairie, Eco pond, Coot Bay etc.. may have new activity depending if the birds made it that far north.
The Miami radar does show some activity but nothing like the Key West radar, birds departed from Miami and headed west to the central everglades. Some new birds may have landed down in the eastern portion of Miami-Dade but we expect the migrant traps in the southwest to be best. Migration is really starting to shape up now, hopefully we get a change in winds soon. There is some weather north of Florida but it seems that a high pressure system will keep this activity from making it’s way down. So for now we wait patiently for a rain storm to set up fallout conditions, who knows maybe this year will bring such an event.

All sightings will be greatly appreciated, the more ground truth we get the more accurate this report will be. Any sightings from nothing new was around to wow there are lots of new birds around would be of great help. Thank you and good birding.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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