This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 6:30am this morning. East winds dominated the bottom third of the state with a ESE to a SE wind blowing around the rest of the state.
Last nights radar made us look twice it is almost a carbon copy of last night’s events. Birds were really on the move again, migrants fled Cuba in good numbers last night. Birds mostly flew with a westerly trajectory out of Cuba; rain was quickly approaching from the east which made the birds react. Migrants increased velocity over a two hour period as to out run the weather which put them over the Keys as the rain moved in. The Tortugas and Key West may be really good today; it is hard to say since pulses were picked up late in the morning exiting the KW radar. Miami seems to have been skipped once again, some weak pulses can be picked up on the radar but the numbers are small and thus not expected to be noticeable on the ground. Any reports from the Cape would be interesting; birds may have come in undetected.
Moving west migrants were on the move as all the west coast radars picked up bird movement. The Everglades City/Chokoloskee area might be a stop over site for migrants this spring. For the last couple of nights migrants could be seen leaving the area as the sun sets, Big Cypress is nearby and might be worth a check. The St. Pete/Sarasota area seems to have all the birds this morning; lots of movement was picked up by the radar last night. Further up the coast birds could be seen moving up thought the panhandle making their way into Alabama. Birds could be seen leaving the coast at night, an ESE to SE wind helped birds make good time flying north. Jacksonville radar showed less movement than last night with most of the activity being migrants that are making their way out of Florida.
Migrants are moving through and fast, get them while they are here!
All sightings posted to Badbirdz2 are greatly appreciated.
Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel