Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 26, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

Birds On The Move; Despite Irene’s Presence

Contiguous US radar

FL Radar

Tailwinds on the backside of Irene

Birds are on the move tonight! The SE is looking sweet on radar. Hurricane Irene is making her way on North Carolina’s coast as this is being typed. Winds are conducive for migration tonight and birds seem to be taking advantage on the backside of the storm. As Irene spins, north winds are giving migrants a tailwind that will push them far south. Here in Miami, west winds of 5-15mph should bring us some migrants on the coast at migrant traps and inland parks such as Barnes or Indian Hammocks. Check your local migrant trap for the chance of a Cerulean or a Blackburnian Warbler. We will be out banding but will report later.

Good Birding!

Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel


  1. I checked A.D. Barnes Park this morning for about an hour and a half to see if the west winds brought any interesting birds. Overall number of migrants was high, but there was nothing especially unusual for this time. A single Chuck-will’s-widow flushed inside the hammock was my first for the fall migration season. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Red-eyed Vireos were higher than normal:

    Great Crested Flycatcher
    Yellow-throated Vireo
    Red-eyed Vireo 12
    Purple Martin
    Barn Swallow 4
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 22
    Worm-eating Warbler 2
    Black-and-white Warbler 2
    American Redstart 3
    Northern Parula 8
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler 5
    Prairie Warbler 4


    • Thanks for your Barnes report Carlos! Keep them coming.


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