Category: WSB

  • Sticky: WSB FORECAST: Clear skies and westerly winds promise beautiful weather and a broad-front of migrants on the Big Day

    Upper-level winds across New Jersey may be out of the NW but light westerly surface winds should provide enough room for migrants to move on Friday night. These conditions should result in a moderate migration event coinciding with the kickoff of the Big Day at midnight. This does increase the probability that staked out migrants […]

  • WSB Forecast Update

    Current winds at all altitudes over the Delmarva and south NJ are out of the SW while only upper-level winds over the most northern part of the state (Southern NY, really) remain out of the NW. Migration has already begun and WSB participants should expect migrants throughout the region tomorrow AM. Coastal sites will see […]

  • Birds head into the region

    Bounded by a stationary front draped across northern New York, migrants pushed northward over the Mid-Atlantic 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.   As you can see from the regional composite, most of the […]

  • Big flight underway…

    …with HEAVY migration overhead tonight. Here’s the national composite as of ~10:30pm (5/12): Birds are heading NNE over NJ and I’d expect Garret Mountain and Sandy Hook to be good tomorrow. It also looks like the Delaware Bay Shore and, to a lesser extent, Cape May will be hopping with new arrivals. I’ll post the […]

  • Heavy migration; birds heading north (was “Gone Fishing”)

    I was scouting in the wee hours this morning so couldn’t get the radar up in time. Unfortunately that’s going to be the case for the next two mornings- so I’ll try and move to a night-post format until after the Big Day on Saturday. Here’s the radar from sunset last night until 5:00am this […]


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