Stormy night and migration alert for tonight

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Regional Overview The big story of the night is the large storm working its way north through the region. The south winds hampered migration last night but there may still have been birds moving to be put down by the rain. The forecast for tonight into tomorrow looks fantastic, especially Ohio, western PA and western NY. NW winds should encourage … Read More

Migration update 9-17

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Regional Overview I don’t always have time to comment on the radar in each state. To interpret it yourself, read the quick tutorial at the bottom of the page. New York Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. Pennsylvania & New Jersey Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. Ohio Click on the thumbnail to view … Read More

The floodgates have been opened

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Regional Overview There was strong migration everywhere and with no precipitation events, birds are likely scattered across the landscape. You should be able to find some migrants anywhere you are birding, but they may not be concentrated. Later migrants such as some of the sparrows and kinglets may put in their first fall appearance at many locations. I don’t always … Read More

We’ve got northwest winds

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Regional Overview Last night a large cold front moved through bringing rain and (finally) northwest winds to the region. Migration was much better than we’ve seen it for a while in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. I think we will be seeing a good influx of new birds across the region. Places to check out are the areas where the rain … Read More

Another slow night

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions2 Comments

Regional Overview There was little movement last night as south winds dominated. We’ll have to wait until the weekend for these conditions to change around to north winds so we can get another fresh shot of migrants. There is an impressive cold front bringing storms across the central part of the country; once these storms reach us things should change … Read More

South winds slow the flow

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, Predictions2 Comments

Regional Overview Last night, the south winds really reduced the magnitude of migration compared to previous nights. There was still some signs of migrants on the radar so you can expect some new arrivals but it won’t be like earlier in the week. I don’t always have time to comment on the radar in each state. To interpret it yourself, … Read More

The winds they are a changin’

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions4 Comments

Regional Overview The flight appeared strong last night with all the radar showing a heavy amount of migration overhead moving southward. Winds were light and from the north which enabled a heavy flight. Overall there was not a lot in the way of weather events to concentrate birds. The composition of the flight should slowly be shifting as we start … Read More

Heavy migration on light north winds

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview The radar showed pretty heavy migration across the East Coast last night as clear skies and north winds finally aligned across the region. The only precipitation that showed up across the region were small scattered storms across parts of NY and PA. If you experienced any of these last night, there is a good chance of high concentrations … Read More

A good night of migration

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview It was a good night of migration as the long line of storm systems passed east of us leaving us with cooler temperatures and west or northwest winds. These are great conditions for migration and birds responded with one of the better nights this fall so far. I don’t always have time to comment on the radar in … Read More

No good (for nocturnal migration) south wind

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview Last night, north winds across the Northeast greatly limited the amount of nocturnal migration ahead of the advancing storm. This means there was likely little turnover, but there could still be good migrants around in areas that saw a big influx yesterday. Perhaps the most exciting weather news for the day are the steady NW winds across Lake … Read More