Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 5, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

Lots Of Bird Movement

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

The radar lit up last night, birds could be picked moving all over Florida. With the recent storm activity in the northern portions of the state we have been wondering when are the birds going to move north. Last night seemed to be the best night for northbound migrants, bird movement could be seen all through out N. Florida heading into Alabama, Georgia and northward. The Panhandle especially the northwest portions received a new influx of trans-gulf migrants. If you look late in the animation pulses were picked up leaving the tip of Louisiana and heading into the panhandle, birders be ready. Maybe we will get a report from Alex H.
The central portions of the state did have some light to moderate moment, most of which was leaving the area. We expect most of the winter migrants that have lingering around vacated last night.
Keys West radar picked up lots of birds moving from Cuba and flying into the Keys area. Birds could be seen overshooting the keys and heading into the western portions of ENP, Flamingo, Lake Ingraham, and other migrant traps should be birdy. The Ten Thousand Islands should have also recieved some new birds this morning.
The Miami radar shows alot of ground clutter today but we definitely had some new birds arrive, pulses were picked up entering the radar from Homestead to North Miami. Inland migrant traps seem to be your best bet today. Good Birding to all on this beautiful Sunday!

All bird sightings posted are greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. I was down at HT Birch State Park in Broward and I only had 4 warbler species (yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped, Worm-eating (heard-only), and Prairie). Other than catbirds, no other migrants.


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