Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 15, 2009 @ 1:15 am

Another Big Push Out Of Cuba

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 11:30am 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

Unfortunately our computer did not cooperate this morning. Finally we were able to post the radar and ran the animations until later in the day. Which was cool because it showed some interesting late morning movement into Miami. Last night there was a change in wind direction to a SE direction. For the last week or so east winds have dominated and therefore migrating conditions have not been optimal. With the shift of winds last night came a move of birds migrating from Cuba to Florida. Any change in winds like last night could trigger birds to take flight, we saw two groups of birds heading towards south Florida. The first group seems to have made awesome ground and the second was a late group that we spotted in the hours after sunrise. Conditions look best for the southwest to southeast migrant traps, Key Largo reports would be interesting as well. Good birding everyone and enjoy this spring migration to the fullest, take a kid out birding and who knows maybe he or she may become a future conservationist. Birds need our help more now than ever, during migration they are at great risk and need all the help they can get.

All your sighting reports will be greatly appreciated. Just click on the title of the post and scroll to the bottom.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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