Category: Migration

  • Heavy migration tonight

    Here’s the radar from 10:45pm tonight. I’m down in Florida right now, working on the Cape Sable seaside sparrow project, and I don’t have regular internet access. In lieu of posting the full radar, I’m letting you know that there is a MAJOR movement of birds over New Jersey right now. Birds are heading right […]

  • Big migration last night

     So my radar source seems to have “gone under” for awhile. I’m in the process of switching over to a better one, but now that I’m in South Florida for 2 weeks, it might not happen as quickly as I’d like. Anyway, this is the national composite image from midnight, last night.  Migration was evident over most of the […]

  • Going in through the out-door

    Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning. Since the frontal passage winds have switched around to the north. Both the Fort Dix and Dover radars show objects moving from north –> south in the early evening, which we can safely rule out as birds. That changes, though, late last night, as […]

  • Big migration over New Jersey

    See last night’s forecast for details. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am this morning. There was extensive migration from the SW to NE last night, meaning that many new birds have entered the state. Migration peaked around midnight, and tapered off significantly around 2:00am when a front crossed the state from the […]

  • Migration Forecast – birds up and down the east coast

    Another big movement underway tonight. Birds are moving from the SW to NE, setting us up for a nice influx of birds overnight. We haven’t had great densities yet, as the last few evenings have been very conducive to migration without weather to put birds down in any particular place. The should remain the case […]


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