Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 13, 2010 @ 9:26 am

An Increase in Bird Migration

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 8:00am 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

Bird migration looked better on radar than it has in quite a while. The front moving east along the Gulf states triggered migration ahead and behind the front last night. We were thinking that this sort of front has produced awesome western vagrants along the panhandle in the past. Birds were moving west to east on velocity radars from Alabama to the panhandle of FL. Look out for some early winter birds coming in with this front. Check your local migrant traps and let us know if you had a noticeable influx of birds.

Please post your sightings here.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. The Matheson service road this morning had one each Magnolia, Worm-eating, Black-and-white, Prairie, and Common Yellowthroat. The oaks on the east side near Fairchild had nada. Wish I had more to report, but I haven’t birded since last Friday. Looks like it’s time to think sparrows.


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