Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 14, 2011 @ 9:49 am

Dense Migration Over JAX & Out Of FL

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 9:00am 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

Dense migration was evident over NE Florida on the way out of the state. Jacksonville radar recorded heavy migration overhead throughout the night. When heavy migration is recorded overhead as it was last night, we expect some birds to trickle out over the area. Check your true-and-tried migrant traps for your best chances of seeing migrants today.

Key West radar was slow but did pick up some small amounts of migrants moving over the Keys and eventually into extreme S FL. Miami radar picked up some migration coming from the south as well as the east in late morning hours. Best bet in this area would be to check out your local migrant traps such as Cape FL which seems to be the hotpot this spring. Robin drop us a note and let us know if any new arrivals showed up today. Some of this movement could have well been shorebirds as the returns were flying into the wind. If that is the case then spots like Cutler Wetlands and Crandon Beach may be worth a check today.
All in all migration was slow for the southern half of the state but was much more active over the northern half of FL.

Leave your comments in the comments section as this is the best way for us and you to learn from the images we post. Happy birding!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Very quiet today at the Cape. I managed 12 warbler species but it was work. Banding was s*l*o*w. Birds must have bypassed us and landed on Jim King’s head in North Miami. Best fun was watching Ted Rodriguez catch a 39-cm male Spiny-tailed (Black) Iguana.


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