Heavy migration over NJ and mid-Atlantic

Oh geeze… I really blew this one. TS Hanna made tracks across the northeastern US, and northwest winds build in promptly behind it triggering heavy migration over the region. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning (about the time I got home, from a wedding, on my birthday… you do the math and decide why I’m so late posting the radar).

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix Base Reflectivity image from Dover AFB Base Velocity image from Dover AFB Composite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

Migration was heaviest over South Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula, as northwest winds had more time to build in behind the passing Hanna. Still, the Fort Dix radar did show moderate to heavy migration over central and northern NJ. Expect this to continue tonight, with the addition of more birds entering from NY and points north. Tried and true migration hotspots are the places to check today, with the coast being favored due to the westerly winds. I’m sure the dike at Higbee’s Beach was awesome this morning… I hope some of you disregarded my migration forecast and checked the radar on your own!

Good Birding,


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One Response to Heavy migration over NJ and mid-Atlantic

  1. only 152 birds reported from the morning flight at Higbee’s. Mostly strong fliers- Bobolinks (counted) and Thrushes (heard overnight).

    Thanks to Sam Galick for the tip.