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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!

BirdCast: Upper Midwest and Northeast 5 – 12 October

Here’s this weeks Migration Forecast from BirdCast for 28 September through 5 October:

Upper Midwest and Northeast

“A strong low over the Great Lakes spawns widespread moderate and heavy movements across many areas of the region; however, rain will shut down movements in some areas, and create local fallouts where birds meet light rain and low cloud ceilings. These areas may also have higher than typical rates of nocturnal calling, so anyone in areas with high levels of light pollution, cloud cover, and low cloud ceiling will likely experience heavy bouts of flight calling from passing migrants. As this system departs to the east over the course of the weekend, widespread heavy movements continue across the region. Birders along coastlines and ridgelines should watch in the early hours of the weekend for morning flight. As the week begins, more southerly flow moderates movements in all but the Atlantic coastal portions of the region and New England, where heavy movements will continue. By midweek, the pattern of southerly flow moves east, and all but the northern and western most areas around the Great Lakes will see much more widely scattered light to moderate movements. By Wednesday night, as the next low pressure system moves through the region, highly favorable conditions for heavy movements, high bouts of nocturnal calling, and fallouts return as northerly flow and precipitation are forecast. Birders should watch this system closely, as the timing and character of it suggest the potential for large sparrow and kinglet fallouts, among other species.”

For the Migration Forecast in your area check this weeks regional forecast.

For daily migration forecasts and updates for the northeast check out Drew Weber’s posts over at Nemesis Bird.

Good birding.

Migration is slowing down and could be finished in Arizona.

There was not much movement, if any, last night throughout Arizona and in southern California. Migration appears to have completed its track this year, but I will continue to check the radar and analyze through the end of May.

ARIZONA

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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/Wisconsin – woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
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!

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!

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

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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 on the LCRV near Yuma

Regional Overview at ~0400 on 5-14-2012

ARIZONA

The Yuma radar is back in action! There appeared to be a fair amount of birds moving west of Yuma out of the Sea of Cortez last night. Birds most likely headed to the coast and went further north from there. There was light migration in central and southeast Arizona throughout most of the night.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

There appeared to be a big push of migrants moving in and out of San Diego last night, with birds moving both inland and just off the coast.

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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

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!