Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 21, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

Migrants Aloft!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 10:30am 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

With the help from a little friend named wind, migrants took to the skies last night! As can be seen on the regional radar as well as the Key West radar, birds made a big push to the north. Winds were favorable over Cuba and the FL Straits for migrants to make the jump to the Keys and the Southeast. Winds over the peninsula pushed birds off to the west coast helping birds make good ground up the coast in one flight. Be ready for your FOTS Hooded and Prothonotary Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-thoated and Red-eyed Vireo, shorebirds and wading birds will be slamming the Fort De Soto and west FL coastline and birds of prey will be looking for meals from above. This is the season we all wait for, the birds are coming back and they are sporting their flashiest plumage. Fresh, vibrant, full of life migrants are making the journey north to the breeding grounds. If you blink you will miss it. Get out and bird, report back, use Facebook, Twitter and text or use the good old fashion way word of mouth. The birds are coming the birds are coming; tell all your friends!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. They weren’t at Ft. De Soto today. I hope I see them before I get home in Santee.


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