We’ve got a great community here. According to my site stats upwards of 600 unique visitors come here for their daily dose of radar and migration; that’s fantastic! Unfortunately my part is only half of the equation, and without your feedback the site remains a one-way street with little usefulness in terms of ground-truthing (and hence, little use as an archive of migration over the Upper Midwest). So I’m asking you today to please consider providing some comments following a day of birding so we can all learn more about the relationship between what we see on the radar and what we find on the ground! A comment can be as simple as a one-liner, a copy-pasted post you might make to your local listserve, or even copy-pasting your eBird list. It shouldn’t be daunting- anything is better than an empty comment section! 🙂
Migration was hot and heavy along the Central and Mississippi Flyways last night, while high pressure over the Mid Atlantic and Northeast kept birds down for that part of the world. A stalled front stretching from the Great Plains to the Upper Midwest marked the boundary (and fallout line) for the Central US, and migration continued across the Gulf Coast, Desert Southwest and up the Pacific Coast as well.