Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 10, 2013 @ 7:55 am

Migrants Headed North

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. Another night of awesome migration! Birds were headed north in mass, winds form the E-ESE triggered widespread migration across the eastern and central US.


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

Florida was lit up like a Christmas tree last night! Birds were moving north across the state and spilling into states to the north. Easterly and southeasterly winds were in effect and birds restless to make it north, took to the skies. Check out your coastal and inland migrant traps today, new arrivals could be on tap.

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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