Migration over New Jersey

With a cold front stalled from the Ohio Valley to the east coast, New Jersey pretty much represented the cutoff point for nocturnal migration last night. The front moved northward through the night, allowing for moderate migration to enter the state into the early morning. According to the radar, the highest density of migration occurred south of our state just after sunset, with a moderate influx into south Jersey soon thereafter. By midnight, though, the front had pushed far enough north to allow birds to enter the central and eventually northern reaches of the state.

Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Fort DixBase Velocity image from Fort DixBase Reflectivity image from Dover AFBBase Velocity image from Dover AFBComposite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

Based on this I’d expect the best birding conditions to be in the southern half of the state (more migration in the early hours) but new birds should be evident at least up to Garret Mountain this morning. I look forward to your feedback later today! Mmmm… migration… it’s good to be home again. 🙂

Good Birding


P.S. Come check out my migration forecast for the Mid-Atlantic on Birdcapemay.org

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