Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 14, 2009 @ 9:00 am

Shift Of Wind Triggers Migration

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 8:30am 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

With a shift of wind last night to a southeasterly trajectory birds began their great exodus from Cuba at approximately 10pm. The birds made real good time flying fast and dropping down during the morning between Key Largo to the Central Everglades. Some activity could be seen from the Miami radar with your best bets being coastal migrant traps, to the south your best bets would be your most southwestern migrant traps. We should see an increase of new birds around today. The radar picked up good densities from the Everglades National Park to as far east as US1. Have fun birding, enjoy the sunshine and take advantage of this season biggest flight yet.

All your sighting reports would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the title of the current post and it will take you to a post screen.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

Please don’t forget to become a member of the Badbirdz/Woodcreeper flock today. You can read the Become a Member post to find out more information.

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