The Ultimate Guide to Migration Online

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It’s definitely time for migration and birds are already on the move throughout the country! Where should you look for predictions, background info, or anything else related to migration? What follows is an ever-changing list of readily available migration related resources. Originally compiled by Tim Schreckengost several years ago, we will be updating the list going forward as new sources … Read More

Another big push for the Big Sit!

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Regional Overview I haven’t been posting daily updates recently because migration had really slowed down by last night migrants were showing up on the radar across the Northeast and most places will be getting a big push of late migrants, just in time for the Big Sit weekend. The reflectivity radar across NY, PA, NJ and down into MD and … Read More

Scattered light migration after the cold front

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Regional Overview Migration was light in most areas as the precipitation associated with the cold front moved off of the East Coast. Winds were scattered but not from the north unlike the Southeast which had great winds last night and consequently had another great night of migration. Sparrows, kinglets, and the final pushes of warblers should be queueing up for … Read More

South winds precede the front

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Regional Overview Last night most of the action was once again along the coast as most of the region got drenched with rain and saw south winds dominate as the front approached. Neither the wind or the rain helped the migration cause. There should be very few new arrivals except where the front passed through early in the evening (like … Read More

Strong coastal flight + a migration alert for the weekend

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Regional Overview Last night migration stuck largely to the coast as the leading edge of the weekends front brought south winds to much of the rest of the region. Click on the animated wind map above and locations with strong migration align precisely with areas of light wind. With the strong coastal movement, migrant traps along the coast should be … Read More

Small movement despite the winds

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Regional Overview Unfortunately the radar site is down where I download the individual images to animate so we will have to rely on the national composite. The composite images however do show an interesting pattern. There was a moderate movement last night despite the light south winds. In addition, there were spots of precipitation moving north along the East Coast. … Read More

Several nights of calm ahead before the big bang

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Regional Overview Last night was another quieter one as south winds and scattered precipitation. Looking forward we have several days to wait until the next big push that should come Friday and Saturday nights. It is officially sparrow season with lots of Zonotrichia sparrows (White-throated and White-crowned), as well as Chipping and Savannah Sparrows heading south. Over the past week there … Read More

A slow night

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Regional Overview Migration was slow last night as scattered storm systems worked their way northward along the East Coast. The next couple nights should be similar with lower amounts of migrants heading south due to the weather conditions.

More to the south

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Regional Overview The migration last night was relatively strong especially across Pennsylvania and points south. It should be another day of broad arrivals of the mid-migration species such as kinglets and sparrows.

Good migration conditions continue

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Regional Overview Migration was very strong in the evening and early night hours before tapering off after midnight. Weather conditions were very conducive to migration across the entire region and only western PA should any precipitation. The western half of PA may see some localized fallouts where storms passed through areas of heavy migration. Migrant composition is switching over to … Read More