Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 20, 2011 @ 8:31 am

Flight Out Of Florida With A Cuban Wave

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 7:30am 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

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. I haven’t been birding the Key much (or anywhere) but did hear that Evan and Kate banded 28 birds on Monday, mostly Caribbean migrants, including Black-whiskered Vireo. Yesterday’s “catch” was similar but fewer birds. I took a quick detour along Sewage Road on Virginia Key yesterday and came upon a mixed flock working the mangroves. Also, a small mixed flock was in our parking lot late yesterday. So, it seems that patches of migrants are around Key Biscayne and Virginia Key. Farther west sure looks interesting! I hope Michelle reports when she returns from ENP.

  2. re: Oporornis warblers. My GA birding friend is reporting early Oporornis warblers, including Mourning and Kentucky. Perhaps our usual window for Connecticuts will be moved up?

  3. Thank you, Robin. We appreciate your reports as it is essential in correlating the radar to what is on the ground. It would be very interesting to hear reports from the west and ENP!

  4. Good Afternoon,

    I birded Fort DeSoto from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. and worked hard to get the few migrants seen today. Here
    is the list below.

    East Beach Woods –

    7 – Indigo Buntings
    3 – Prairie Warblers
    4 – Common Yellowthroats
    1 – Black-and-white Warbler
    2 – Palm Warblers
    5 – Gray Catbirds

    Mulberry Area –

    1 – Cape May Warbler (male)
    1 – Black-throated Blue Warbler (male)
    2 – Prairie Warblers
    1 – Common Yellwothroat
    1 – Northern Parula (male)
    1 – Indigo Bunting
    4 – Gray Catbirds

    Oaks Grove –

    1 – Blackpoll Warbler (male)
    1 – Black-throated Blue Warbler (male)
    2 – Black-and-white Warblers
    1 – Worm-eating Warbler
    1 – Northern Parula (female)
    1 – Common Yellowthroat
    1 – Blue-headed Vireo
    1 – Red-eyed Vireo

    North Pond & Mosquito Ditches –

    1 – Sedge Wren
    3 – Northern Waterthrush
    1 – Indigo Bunting
    2 – Common Yellowthroats
    3 – Gray Catbirds

    No sign of the Tropical/Couch’s Kingbird. I also got a report that the Long-billed Curlew and a Whimbrel was seen at
    the roped-off shorebird area at North Beach. This afternoon I found a Worm-eating Warbler and female Hooded Warbler
    in the neighborhood.

    Erik Haney
    Saint Petersburg


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