Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 6, 2009 @ 6:44 am

Mass Exodus Biggest Flight Yet

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 birds left out of Cuba in a hurry and in numbers, the biggest flight of the spring season yet. With a South to SE wind these birds may overshoot us, but giving the number of birds we still should see a noticeable change in population. The Panhandle looked great with lots of activity in big numbers as well as Alabama and Georgia. Miami radar picked up lots of pulses last night but with a look at the velocity animation you can see that just as much entered as left the radar. Nonetheless new birds should be at migrant traps along the east coast, places like the Cape, Matheson, Sadowski, and north Ann Knolb, Hugh Taylor, West Lake, Spanish River, Fern Forest etc… Birds also hit the west coast of Florida including FL Bay and ENP. Key West radar picked a lot of movement but also like the Miami radar it seems to have overshot KW. Good Birding and enjoy the spring.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. We had a small line of storms move through at about 5:00 PM. Before that I had about 10 Prairies, 2 Black-throated Blues, 2 Yellow-rumps, and several Palms on a 1/2 mile hike.

    After the storms the same hike produced the same number of Prairies, 5 or so Worm-eating Warblers, a Black-and-white, and a Yellow-throated Warbler. I thought I heard a Redstart, but I never found it.


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