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Decent movement throughout the region last night

Maryland and Delaware

The radar showed a moderate movement throughout the region for most of the night. It appeared that more birds were leaving than coming in, but birding should be good today! Is there any day that birding isn’t good?

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

United States – BirdCast
Northeast – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
New Jersey – The Birdchaser by Rob Fergus

Check out the Migration Tools on the right sidebar for information that I use to predict migration conditions and analyze the radar. I will generally be posting before the radar is up, which is usually around 6:30 am. Check back then to view the base reflectivity and velocity for the area. Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radar files and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

No movement with the storms passing through

Maryland and Delaware

We saw almost no movement with the storms passing through the region last night. There may have been local movements in areas that did not get hit my the storms.

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Northeast – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
New Jersey – The Birdchaser by Rob Fergus

Check out the Migration Tools links on the right sidebar. I will generally be posting before the radar is up, which is usually around 6:30 am. Check back then to view the base reflectivity and velocity for the area. Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

After the storms, birds were moving!

Maryland and Delaware

Finally, the winds switched from the south to out of the north! There was a good movement of birds through Maryland throughout much of the night, but lessened in the early hours of the morning. After the storms passed through Delaware last night, there was a good movement of birds  into and out of the area. Yellow-rumped Warblers, kinglets, and sparrows most likely made another big push into the area last night. Keep checking the migrant hotspots in your area for western vagrants. There will be north winds tonight as well, which will bring more of the same species into the area. Coastal areas are seeing a small movement of sea ducks so keep an eye out for inland scoters and loons over the next few weeks as waterfowl migration heats up!

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Northeast – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
New Jersey – The Birdchaser by Rob Fergus

I will generally be posting before the radar is up, which is usually around 6:30 am. Check back then to view the base reflectivity and velocity for the area. Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

Migration is slowing down with almost no movement last night.

Regional Overview at ~0400 on 5-24-2012

ARIZONA

There was almost no movement of birds across Arizona last night. Migration appears to be slowing down and there have not been many migrants in the field the past few days either.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

There was a light movement of birds near San Diego last night.

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell
New Mexico – Albuquerque Birding by Matt O’Donnell

Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

Not much on the migration front last night in Arizona.

Regional Overview at ~0400 on 5-23-2012

ARIZONA

There wasn’t a whole lot going on last night on the radar throughout Arizona despite light southwest winds.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

There appeared to be a movement of birds on the coast heading north out of San Diego.

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell
New Mexico – Albuquerque Birding by Matt O’Donnell

Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

Southwest winds move birds along the LCRV

Regional Overview at ~0330 on 5-18-2012

ARIZONA

There was a slight southwest wind last night, possibly pushing a moderate amount of birds up the Arizona side of the lower Colorado River. The birds appeared to be moving in a north northeast direction from Yuma up through the valley. Migrant traps and restoration areas should be checked this morning. There was a light movement of birds across the rest of the state last night.

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Yuma, AZ Base Reflectivity

Yuma, AZ Base Velocity

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell
New Mexico – Albuquerque Birding by Matt O’Donnell

Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!

Moderate movement along the LCRV last night.

Regional Overview at ~0430 on 5-17-2012

ARIZONA

There was a light movement of birds in the Northwest direction near Tucson last night. There was little movement in central Arizona near Phoenix. There appeared to be movement near Yuma with birds moving mostly North through the LCRV. Migrant traps, such as restoration areas and gulf courses would be good to check if you are near the river today.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

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For more on migration throughout the country, check out these sites:

Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell
New Mexico – Albuquerque Birding by Matt O’Donnell

Thanks to Drew Weber for setting me up with the radars and helping with the coding!

Please post your sightings and any feedback in the comments section! Thanks!