This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 6:00am this morning.
It was an interesting night full of hopes for birders across the state. The spring has been rather slow and some of us are jonesing. Birds were up and moving north as the second big squall line associate with the upper level low slid into the western parts of the state. We are expecting the best birding of the season along west coast migrant traps such as Fort D., Honeymoon Island, Sanibel LH, Flamingo, ENP and even sites that are a bit inland too. We hope to hear from the badbirdz flock after a good birding day if it materialized.
West winds is what a Miami birder lives for during the spring. We see migrants that usually stick to our west like Kentucky, Cerulean, Golden-winged and Nashville Warblers to name a few. This lures us out to migrant traps such as Barnes, Kendall Indian Hammock, Cape FL, Matheson and Fairchild maybe even Sadowski. Birders a bit north of Miami have been reporting great birds recently and we expect more of the same today. In the first frames of the animation you can see that many birds lifted off from the Miami area but we hope newbies are replacing the birds that migrated north.
North Fl and GA could be seeing heavy concentrations of birds in areas that were hit hard by rain overnight. A look at the SE regional radar paints the picture of migrants trying to make a move north while being cut-off by high winds and heavy rains. We would love to hear from birders from this region.
As always, Badbirdz depends on YOU to report your sightings and be our ‘eyes on the ground’, so please come back and give us an idea of what you are seeing in your neck of the woods. This will help us better understand the radar images and in return we can pass this knowledge onto you.
For migration updates in other regions check-
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell <- NEW!
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
PA/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Arizona – Words About Birds by Tim Schreckengost <- NEW!
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
Continental US – eBird BirdCast Forecast & Report by Team eBird
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