It’s the second week in May, go birding!

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info1 Comment

Regional Overview

Migration appeared to be moderate to strong last night as west winds pushed through the region. Velocity radar shows a lot of west to east movement but i think a lot of birds were flying north lower than the radar detects. I don’t have time for a full update this morning but will try to update this as the day goes on. My basic recommendation is that it is peak migration for a lot of species, so go birding! If you would like to take a stab at interpreting the radar below, post in the comments and I will incorporate it into the post. Good birding!

Pennsylvania

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PA prediction coming soon…

As always, please leave me comments on what you find out in the field.

Maryland

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Maryland prediction coming soon…

New York

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New York prediction coming soon…

Ohio

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Ohio appeared to have some decent migration last night. The reflectivity showed moderate to heavy movement while the velocity shows birds moving west -> east which may cause a pileup of birds in the vicinity of Magee Marsh. The word from @NrdyBrdr is that winds were from the south closer to the ground and bit migration was strong at these lower altitudes.

Check Kenn Kaufman’s blog for more specifics on what to expect this time of year.

For migration updates or other regions check-
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Arizona – Words About Birds by Tim Schreckengost
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth

I need your help! These reports will only be as good as the feedback I get on these updates. Please leave comments on interesting patterns of migration you are seeing in the field so I can incorporate some ground truthing to my forecasts and predictions. Thanks!