Posted by: woodcreeper | October 22, 2010 @ 6:33 am

Birds over Florida!

The floodgates opened once again over the Sunshine State. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am 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

Light northerly winds over Florida triggered a heavy flight into and out of the state. Birds could be seen launching off of the panhandle into the Gulf, while further inland high densities could be seen moving down the state into the southern reaches. Along the east coast winds were mostly due north with the addition of some east winds south of Port Everglades. This, of course, is not what southeast Florida birders want to hear, as the bulk of the migrants passing through will end up in the greater Everglades area. Therefore Panhandle and west coast birders should see the greatest numbers and diversity on this flight, while inland hotspots should also be good (although birds will be more dispersed and harder to dig out of the landscape). East coasters should still see a new crop of migrants and locations such as AD Barnes should be good because of is concentrating effect. The upper Keys should also see high densities of migrants today.

Good Birding,

David

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  1. Nice work David. Thanks for keeping us alive while our pc is out. Migration rocks, now go out and find some goodies.

  2. Time to look for sparrows. Yeah baby!

    Oh, behave.


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