Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 28, 2013 @ 5:45 am

Front Clears State

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.

Sorry for the short post, but we are pressed on time today. Birds were migrating over the state in moderate levels. Heaviest migration was evident over Northern FL and extreme South FL. Seems as if northerly winds are clearing out migrant traps as expected. Another front is setting up out west, get ready!

Our computer is still down and we were unable to download and post the radar as usual so we are doing the second best thing. Below is a list of links to radar loops from 2am-6am.
The regional radar is in reflectivity mode which is best used to quantify birds and to get a picture of where they are moving from. The rest of the radar links are velocity radars, these are best used to determine speed and direction of travel. With these images you are looking at light blue-dark blue returns (incoming birds) and yellow-orange (outgoing birds). The grayish line between the two colors is the line of axis, this line will give you an idea of which direction birds are entering the radar from and which direction they are flying as they exit radar range.

Regional Radar:







Key West:

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Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel



  1. You aint kidding. Went to Sucky Hammock and the Annex today. Won’t waste time posting a list. To make it short and bitter: it sucked! Report I got from Barnes was that it was crappy also. Brevard had awesome birding yesterday.

    • Looks like you had a decent outing even with birds overshooting the area you birded.

      Gleaned from your post in the TAS Bird Board.

      The migrant list:
      Eastern Wood Pewee
      Alder Flycatcher
      Willow Flycatcher
      Least Flycatcher
      Great Crested Flycatcher (maybe not all migrants?)
      Eastern Kingbird
      Gray Kingbird
      Red-eyed Vireo (surprised?)
      White-eyed Vireo (some assumed to be migrant due to numbers)
      Pronothatory Warbler
      Northern Parula
      Magnolia Warbler
      Cape May Warbler
      Black-throated Blue Warbler
      Yellow-throated Warbler
      Prairie Warbler
      Palm Warbler
      American Redstart
      Worm-eating Warbler
      N. Waterthrush
      Common Yellowthroat
      Yellow-breasted Chat

  2. Nothing I hadn’t used for B-A-D, and very low numbers at that. Worked hard for that list. I’ve had more individual warblers in one tree than what I had today. Not what I expect in fall. I’m hoping towards the end of next week we get a nice push.


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