Daily Archives: 4/13/2013

Woodcreeper On The Road: Galveston Featherfest Day 3

Gulf Coast migration at peak last night

It’s Day 3 of the Galveston Featherfest and I’m here with my buddy Jeff Bouton (Leica Sport Optics) having a blast birding Galveston Island and meeting all the great people here for the festivities. What more could you ask for? Chatting about radar and migration, and then going out to see what’s on the ground!? We’re up to 135 species for the trip and we still haven’t had a significant arrival of Neotropical migrants… but I can feel it in the air; they’re on their way! Below you’ll find the radar loops for the Texas coast and western Louisiana, along with a little interpretation. If you’re in the Galveston area, be sure to come by and visit us in the Leica Sport Optics booth where we’ll be displaying the live radar feed and talking about migration across the region (and get your hands on some pretty sweet glass). If you’re looking for the Midwest radar you can find it in the post below this on. Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading

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A holding pattern for the Upper Midwest

Migration was restricted to the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts last night. Low pressure over the Great Lakes kept the Upper Midwest under constant northerly winds and precipitation, a great recipe for keeping birds from entering or leaving the region. There is a little light at the end of this tunnel though! Read on to find out when things will finally break. Continue reading

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