Last night was not very conducive for migration across the northeast as winds blew from the WSW. You can see in the national map above (click on it to zoom in) that there was very little picked up on the radar anywhere in the northeast. Birds were probably moving, just not in densities that would cause them to pile up at migrant traps. A look at the base velocity radar shows that there was no strong directional movement, another indication that birds decided not to migrate en masse on the less than conducive winds.
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As always, please leave me comments on what you find out in the field.
For migration updates or other regions check-
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Arizona – Words About Birds by Tim Schreckengost
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
I need your help! These reports will only be as good as the feedback I get on these updates. Please leave comments on interesting patterns of migration you are seeing in the field so I can incorporate some ground truthing to my forecasts and predictions. Thanks!
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