Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 20, 2009 @ 7:02 am

Moderate to HEAVY Migration!

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 6:30am 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

East to ESE winds dominated the night. There was a large push of birds off of Cuba and a smaller push out of the Bahamas. Birds could be seen entering Florida in good numbers. Down in Miami birds were coming in all night with some overshooting us. With the east winds migrant traps in the west will be your best bet if you are looking for the migrants that left Cuba last night. To the east a new influx of birds out of the Bahamas made landfall along the coast from the Cape and extending further north. All coastal migrant traps might good this morning. Up the state there was a heavy movement of birds through out the state. From Central to North Florida birds could be seen migrating north. We will post some more info later. Good birding to all.

All sightings posted to Badbirdz2 are greatly appreciated!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. That makes finding one Warbler even better, it does not matter what Warbler you find it is a beerbird! Ha take that Bobbie Bummer!
    Sunday in North Dade we had some birds around but not a whole lot.

    A. Redstart – 4
    Palm – 3
    B & W – 2
    Blackpoll – 1
    Cape May – 2
    C. Yellowthroat – 2
    Black-throated Green – 2
    BTB – 4
    Prairie – 2
    N. Parula – 3
    Yellow-throated – 1
    Ovenbird – 1

    Not great numbers but none the less we did find some migrants.


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