Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 15, 2013 @ 6:55 am

Birds are Coming From the South

National Overview

Below is a snapshot of the national map with radar and weather fronts. Use this map to get an overall feel of migration and how weather affects nocturnal migration. The stalled front has begun its march north as a warm front. Plenty of moisture in the atmosphere, showers should be active over much of North Florida. Looking into South Florida we will see enhanced chances that sea breeze showers will be active in the afternoon, possibly triggering thunderstorms.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Tampa Bay, FL Base Velocity image from Tampa Bay, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL

Birds were really on the move over the FL Straits last night! As the warm front moved north out of FL, showers were very active throughout the state. Warm southerly winds are coming into the state and with this flow, birds are moving. Look out for new birds in your area, if it rained between 1am and 5am, new birds should be noticeable. South Florida and Central FL should have some new faces around today. Plenty of moisture in the atmosphere kept areas from Central FL to South FL active with rain overnight. These areas should see most of the action. Plenty of birds poured in the central portion of the forecast area overnight. South of Lake O’ a new push of migrants were headed NE. Check out your local migrant traps, both inland and coastal spots as they should have some influx this morning. Have a great start of the work week everyone!

As always Badbirdz depends on its readers to help us understand the magic of bird migration. We ask our readers to take a minute to email us at, post a comment on the site or share what you are seeing on our Facebook page. As a whole the Florida birding community is large and enthusiastic about bird migration, lets join together this year to make Badbirdz an integral part of every birders toolbox. Together we can track and monitor birds and learn more about this phenomenon called MIGRATION!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



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