Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 6, 2009 @ 7:09 am

Light Migration Across Florida

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

With a front hovering north of Florida last night; migrants seemed reluctant to move much in the northern regions of the state. Some migrant movement was visible around central Florida, it appears that Polk and Hillsborough counties may have some new faces around today. Down the state migrants were busting a move, pulses were picked up moving into the southern Everglades as of early this morning. There was lots of noise on the radar but it still showed a pretty good exodus out of Cuba. Miami radar picked up lots of movement coming in from the Caribbean. Migrants made it here early in the night and may have traveled further inland. The northern portions of Miami Dade seem better than the south today. Be interesting to hear some reports from the SFBO today. Broward and Palm Beach may have some late arrivals, migrants may have made landfall early and started to make their way north during twilight.

All in All most movement observed on the radar occurred via Cuba and the Bahamas, lets hope we start to get some birds down here. We are in the windows to get lucky with a Connecticut Warbler, let’s hope it all works out.

All sightings posted to Badbirdz2 are greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. Yesterday afternoon we went back to Snyder Park in search of the Western Spindalis once again. With only hearing the bird on Monday we decided we needed to get looks at this life bird. Almost immediately as we walked over to the two-trunked oak tree we heard and then saw the bird fly while giving off it’s rapid high pitched flight note. Awesome bird!


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