Another night of good southbound migration

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview

Last night we saw some more moderate migration across the northeast. Winds were light and birds took advantage of the conditions to migrate south (on the velocity radar look for blue to the north (birds moving towards the radar station) and yellow to the south (birds moving away from the radar station)). There were scattered rain showers moving though in the early morning hours so once again, there may be small scattered concentrations in areas where the rain passed through.

New York

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There appeared to be a small movement of birds heading across Lake Ontario on the Buffalo and Ft. Drum radars. There seems to be a moderate amount of movement across the entire state so its likely a good morning to get out and bird (aren’t they all?)

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


Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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Migration was stronger in central PA east to the New Jersey coast. The coast looked like it was seeing particularly strong migration for much of the night. Central Pennsylvania showed strong southbound movement and then precipitation passed through between 2-4am which may have put down a lot of migrants.


Ohio

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It looked like light migration across Ohio last night. Once again you can see what appears to be a mass of birds move across Lake Erie last night so spots along the south shore of the lake are likely good spots to check.


Maryland and Delaware

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