Slow night on the Eastern and Atlantic flyways

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Regional Overview

North winds and precipitation last night really limited the amount of movement across the entire eastern part of the US. You can see in the composite reflectivity above that there is very little migration evident on the radar east of the Mississippi. This could be good if you had a variety of migrants around yesterday as they should still be around, foraging in insect rich areas or back on breeding grounds establishing territories and breeding.

Pennsylvania

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Little migration across Pennsylvania last night with the less than ideal conditions. Best chance to see warblers is to hit up good habitat and breeding grounds. Remember to enter any breeding evidence you see into eBird!

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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With the north winds last night, expect the good variety at Crane Creek to continue. Little to no migration was evident on the radar with all movement on the velocity radar in a southward direction. Most birds that were there yesterday will likely stick around for toady but there will be few new arrivals. A Kirtland’s Warbler (or two or three) was seen yesterday so it/they may have stuck around the boardwalk/beach area for today.

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!