Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 18, 2011 @ 7:25 am

Medium To Heavy Migration Over N. FL

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

We are out to band some birdies, so we will post an intrep. later in the day. Again NE winds dominated the landscape last night. The ceiling was lower so birds seem to have flown lower altitudes while flying south. North FL saw the heaviest density of birds passing over the radar. A late look at radar shows a nice push of birds heading inland Miami-Dade, hit ENP and see what is around. Birds could be dispersed over a wide area so maybe nothing will be noticeable on the ground. These could be Bobolink as they are flying low over optimal Bobolink habitat. Look for new birds at tried-and-true migrant traps, let us know what you find out there 🙂

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. At Woodmont Natural Area, Tamarac today – good variety of migrants, medium numbers – much heavier presence than earlier in the week. Black and white
    Black-throated Blue
    Worm eating
    RE Vireo
    Many Parulas, and BG Gnatcatchers

  2. I birded Kendall Indian Hammock Park from noon to 3:00 pm this afternoon. Nothing new, but higher numbers of many species, with at least 10 each of Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue, Prairie, Black-and-white and Redstart. Also seen: Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireo and Summer Tanager.

  3. Hey guys, congrats on the special Vermivora catch today!
    At the Florida Keys Hawkwatch – Curry Hammock State Park, we had a morning storm that pushed passerines down. By 11am, we had Northern Waterthrushes and Ovenbirds all over the place, along with several other passerines. Bobolinks and Eastern Kingbirds were also on the more.
    We’ve been having improptu squalls all week. It is close to 11pm, and a quick listen outside revealed flyover Swainson’s Thrushes, Prairie and Parula and potential Cape May, along with other “undiscernibles.” Let us see what tomorrow brings.


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