Category Archives: Spring Migration 2013

Radar for 05-18-2013

Since I was ‘out of the office’ on this morning, the only content here is the radar. Continue reading

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Heavy migration into the Upper Midwest as May marches on

Trans-Gulf migrants arrived along the Louisiana and East Texas coasts yesterday afternoon, followed my heavy migration up through the Central and Southeastern U.S. High pressure over the Northeast suppressed any major nocturnal flight last night. Migrants continued to march north across the western U.S. although densities were considerably lower than in the east. Fallout potential exists for southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin this morning as low pressure brought some heavy precipitation to the region early today. Continue reading

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It’s mid-May, which means all systems GO!

Migration was widespread yesterday, beginning with trans-Gulf movement hitting the TX/LA coast yesterday afternoon and followed by nocturnal migration across the eastern half of the U.S. and the Pacific Coast through the early morning hours. Strong westerly winds pushed birds to the Mid Atlantic coast and heavy storm activity over Texas and Oklahoma increased fallout potential for those area. Continue reading

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Another big push into the Upper Midwest with lakeshore concentrations expected

Trans-Gulf migration into the Texas coast was followed by widespread nocturnal migration across most of the country last night. Notable exceptions were the areas under the control of high pressure such as New England and the Four Corners region of the Southwestern U.S. Migration was heaviest up the central U.S. from Oklahoma to southeastern Wisconsin, and east to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains. Continue reading

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Woodcreeper On The Road: POINT PELEE GETS BIRDY!

This will be my last Point Pelee post since I’m not really ‘on the road’ anymore. I hope you’ve enjoyed this foray into new territory as much as I have. If you’re in the park, and can spare a moment at some point, please let me know the birding compared to previous days. From the radar, at least, it sure looks good today!! Continue reading

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