Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 16, 2011 @ 5:33 am

Do You See What We See…GO BIRDING!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 4:30am 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

No time to post interpretation on radar this morning. If you are in South Florida…GO BIRDING! The cold front has started to advance back north and high pressure is still pushing birds down the state. Last night the radar seems to have crashed over Miami and Key West, which could indicate a massive influx of birds. Birds could be stacked up at all migrant traps in South FL. Please come back and share your sightings by clicking on comment or send us an email We would love to hear from our local birders!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. It looks to me like the Key West radar is showing a lot of rain moving through as opposed to any actual migration. However, the Ga/Fl border region is quite impressive. Wish I was there to see how it turns out

    • The next morning Key West saw a magnificent fallout with incredible diversity of nontropical migrants. The rain is what caused the birds to land therefore giving birders a chance to see them.

  2. The passage of the fronts over NE Florida dropped off some new birds in St
    Johns Co. Saturday morning I had numerous Chestnut-sided and Magnolia
    Warblers in my back yard. I went down to Matanzas park and had many
    warblers on the boardwalk trail.

    This morning I went to Guana park (on A1A north of St Augustine) and
    encountered the best fall out of the season. I had 15 species of warblers,
    the best being Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Hooded,
    Cape May, Tennessee, Black-throated Blue and Ovenbird. I also had a
    Swainson’s Thrush, Indigo Buntings, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

    The best bird of the day was a Least Flycatcher that flew into a tree near
    me and did his whit call before flying off. I tracked him down and played a
    Least Flycatcher tape and he repeatedly responded with the whit call.

    So a nice fall out of birds from north Florida should be headed your way soon.

    Gary Davis
    St Johns, Florida


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