Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 12, 2013 @ 6:20 am

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Radar Birding Style :)

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. We want to start today by thanking all the wonderful mothers out there! Your love and dedication is appreciated by all us kids out there. Migration was slow over the Sunshine State with most of the action moving over the east coast and over the FL Straits. A front is rolling across the eastern seaboard and brought substantial rain over the NE; possible fallout conditions across this region today!


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 crossing the FL Straits and were streaming into the Greater Everglades area. It wasn’t much, but some new faces arrived! The state continues to dry out with migrants headed north in a mad dash to reach their breeding grounds. The Northeast is finally seeing all the migrants that were accumulating down our way the last week. Your best bet for birding the Sunshine State today will be along the east coast from Brevard County to Amelia Island. Its time to start paying attention to our breeders and reporting your findings to the FL BBA II. Get out and have a great day and enjoy the sunshine.

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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