Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 31, 2009 @ 8:18 am

Heading South

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

A good push by migrants was definitely apparent on the radar last night. Birds were mostly moving NW->SE with a change in direction heading into the Keys where they were moving in a SW direction. Most migrant hot spots across Florida should have some new activity, given the number of birds that moved last night. The bulk of migrants that were migrating last night passed up most of Florida as they were headed south. Miami should see some new faces this morning; both inland and coastal locations should have more birds then yesterday. South Miami-Dade looks best by far throughout. The Keys once again saw a large number of migrants fly over and continue their way to Cuba. As of morning birds were still in the air, we would look for these in migrant traps such as Fort Zachary, Indigenous Park, the botanical gardens…so on.

Birding conditions look pretty good across Florida…we hope to hear from you today. Good Birding to all.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Late yesterday I got an Acadian Flycatcher at Dump Marsh. Trey looked for it this morning and found the Acadian along with a Willow, and they both called to confirm the ID of the Willow. Definite birds coming through in the right places.

  2. At the service road across Matheson Hammock there was very little activity. I did find an Ovenbird and FOS Black-throated Blue Warbler.


%d bloggers like this: