Migration quiet in the east, wild in the Ohio Valley

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview

The big news infludencing the weather in the Northeast was Tropical Storm Leslie and south winds along the east coast. These factors limited the amount of migration last night, at least early on. Migration was much heavier from Ohio south to the Louisiana coast with the light winds that were more prevalent in that region.

Pennsylvania

Western PA saw the most flow of birds but the storms in central PA may have passed through at the right time for localized fallout as birds migrating from north of the storms may have put down as they hit that line. Densities of migrants last night was lower, so I wouldn’t expect huge concentrations, but it may be enough to produce an increase in birds at typical migrant traps.

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

New York

Central New York looked very quiet on the radar due to the storms passing through.

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Ohio

Ohio experience a large influx of migrants entering the state. You can see birds leaving the north shore of Lake Erie and crossing the lake. I would get to the migrant traps along the south shore of Lake Erie, there may be a lot more birds there now!

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Maryland

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For migration updates or other regions check-
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
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!