Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 2, 2011 @ 9:56 am

Some Migration Over FL

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 12:30pm today..

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

Not much to post today but we did note some small pulses and movement towards the state. A few rouge birds were on the move north into a headwind. Small pulses could be picked up moving into the Keys and another small push of birds seems to have hit the east coast of Miami. Tried-and-true spring migrant traps would be your best bet of seeing migrants today. Cape Florida and Matheson areas look like the best spots one can bird at in Miami today. Inland locations may be devoid of birds so hit the coasts badbirderz!

Please share your sightings with us and the rest of the radar birding community. Your sightings instrumental in learning from radar images, even on nights with unfavorable winds birds still take to the skies!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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Responses

  1. Today in Kissimmee I had 7 species of warbler including more Prairie Warblers than I’ve ever seen before. Also singing Blue-headed Vireo. Here’s the highlights:

    Swallow-tailed Kite-1
    Crested Caracara-1
    Great Crested Flycatcher-1
    White-eyed Vireo-5
    Blue-headed Vireo-3
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-3
    Gray Catbird-15
    Northern Parula-6
    Black-and-white Warbler-1 m
    Yellow-throated Warbler-2
    Prairie Warbler-14
    Palm Warbler-25
    Ovenbird-2
    Waterthrush sp- heard
    Common Yellowthroat-5
    Swamp Sparrow-2

    The Teenage Birder
    Kissimmee, FL

  2. Against your advice, I checked Daggering in SW PBC and, as you projected, did not find much migrant activity. For the last 2 days in NE Broward and SW PBC, I have only seen Northern Waterthrush (drop in on my patio) and Prairies, some new Brown Thrashers, and a few Catbirds.


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