Migration over Jerze & Closing for Winter

What a great game….but alas, it’s the reason I couldn’t wake up early enough to post the radar this morning. Anyway, Here’s the radar from 2 hours after sunset last night (no radar was available for the first two hours) until sunrise this morning. As you can see, birds are still on the move on this 19th of October.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

South winds are forecast for tonight, so I wouldn’t expect another movement until possibly Friday night. But alas, all good things must come to an end, and this Fall migration study is clearly one of them. So after tonight I will not be posting the radar unless something extremely noteworthy shows up. I will attempt to summarize some of the data from this season in the coming months, and I’ll be making some upgrades to the current website to get it ready for Spring. Woodcreeper.com will, of course, remain active between seasons as an irregularly updated photo blog, so please come back and visit.

Thanks to all of you who have visited and commented this Fall- you have made this another great season!

See you at Raccoon Ridge, the ponds at Shark River, or some other frigid winter locale.

Good Birding

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3 responses to “Migration over Jerze & Closing for Winter”

  1. We had 2 Hermit Thrushes this morning foraging in our backyard area. Our over wintering White-throated Sparrows returned last weekend so it is now officially Fall for us. Working on getting those feeders up now….

    Good birding all,


  2. Hi Dave,

    Thank you for another great fall migration and your service.
    Hawks are still migrating, but the hawkwatch spots are cooold (www.hawkcount.org). The eastern migratory population of Whooping Cranes may not all made it to Florida (www.bringbackthecranes.org). But generally you are correct: the huge majority of winter birds are here. To do a Winter Bird Population Study, contact Jim Lowe of Cornell, 1-800-843-BIRD, jdl6@cornell.edu.

    Have a great winter and see you in the spring.


  3. Erratum: The above was posted yesterday. Today, 11-8-06, I wish to make a correction: all eastern flyway, ultralite Whooping Cranes have been in Florida, their winter home, for at least a week, from Wisconsin near the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo (www.savingcranes.org). For more information on the flight and the health of the flock, contact Joan Garland at jgarland@savingcranes.org. For questions about ICF’s work saving cranes around the world, Gruidae, possibly the most at stake avian family, cranes@savingcranes.org. Thank you.



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