Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 31, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

Stuck at the Stoplight!

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. A stationary front is limiting the amount of birds that are migrating into the state, once this front moves on we should see an influx of migrants! By looking at the map below you can get an idea of what is happening. Migration behind the front but very little out ahead of the front, this is very evident over the Mid-West where birds were moving while sandwiched between two fronts.

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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
Not a whole lot of movement over the Bay Area last night, but as with most of the state you guys are waiting on that stationary front to move on. Check on your true and tried local migrant traps to see if anything trickled in.

Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL
Birds are not moving much in our region either, we had a good run for a day or two, but this front has cut off the supply line. Be on the lookout for a rarity though, in the past slow days have been really good for finding that diamond in the rough.

Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL

Most of the activity picked up by the Key West radar were of birds taking off from the lower keys and heading for Central and Western Cuba. Looks like the well will be dry for birders down in paradise for just a bit. Wait on conditions to change over the course of this labor day weekend, birds WILL be on the way!

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