East Coast migration

Here’s a national composite from sunset last night through sunrise this morning.
I’ve circled the area of migration in red. Updated: I’ve downloaded the fort Dix radar from the same time period and added it to the post. It now appears next to the national composite. Like I said previously, the whole eastern Flyway from Georgia to New Jersey lit up last night with nocturnal migration. Noel Wamer, who runs the Florida NEXRAD site (www.badbirdz.wordpress.com) reminded me last night that no birds have been leaving Cuba recently, since they’re still under the perpetual north winds. Most of the birds on this wave, then should still be wintering birds from the US, plus a sprinkling of some early migrants that left the Caribbean two weeks ago.
Ready? Set? GO BIRDING!

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix

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9 Responses to East Coast migration

  1. Mauro says:

    FYI,

    Recently websense has been filtering your blog, claiming it to be a “sports” oriented website. Although i personally consider “birding” to be a very aggresive form of outdoor activity, I’m thinking that the snowboarding link at the top of your blog maybe causing this,

    Just wanted to let your know
    Mauro

  2. David says:

    hmmm…not much around my place, in fact, it looked like less than yesterday (although I didn’t do an actual count this morning, and spent only 1 hour vs. 3 hours yesterday). Given that the majority of birds migrating last night were our regular winter/early spring migrants, the composition may not be much different today. Places like Cape May and Garret Mountain might see a little more diversity owing to their history as migrant traps.

  3. Berds are wonderful little fluffy creatures arnt they?

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