More birds arrive into the Mid-Atlantic

Stable high pressure over the southeastern US continued to convey birds up into the region last night. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am this morning.

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 Base Reflectivity image from Upton NY Base Velocity image from Upton NY Composite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA 

I’ll keep this quick and dirty since I’m late to press… Southwest winds last night brought birds into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US with the heaviest eastern flyway migration occurring north of Virginia. With a strong westerly component expect coastal migrant traps to be good bets this morning. Sandy Hook should be good, as well as Cape May as the trajectory of migration was shifted enough to the east to include the most southerly island. Inland hotspots should be good today as well since the highest density of migration continues to originate from our west.

Good Birding


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2 Responses to More birds arrive into the Mid-Atlantic

  1. Marissa says:

    I’m nowhere near the coast, but birding was great this morning in the west Appalachia. It seems our empids are finally back.

  2. wendy malmid says:

    Sandy Hook today was active but song shut down by 9:30AM. approximately 17sp were tallied including 1 male and 2 female Cape May WA, at least 2 Wilson’s WA, 1 Canada WA ,
    8 Northern Waterthrush, numerous Magnolia WA, FOS Eastern-Wood Peewee, Eastern Kingbird, many Baltimore Orioles. There was talk of a possible female Western Tanager.
    Don’t know if that sighting will be confirmed.