Migration thwarted by rain

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions2 Comments

New to the blog are some animations of the radar from State College and Pittsburgh. I will work on getting them incorporated into the blog every morning. Click on the links and you can see the large animated images for the previous nights migration.

We saw very little migration movement on the radar last night, in part due to spotty rain that was coming from the northwest. Check out the full night radar animation to see this. The velocity radar also supports the idea of limited migration as it shows all movement happening in the NW -> SE direction, the same as the storms.

The wind forecast looks like we will be stuck with north and west winds until Friday night.

Check out Alex’s post for an idea of birds to be expecting in the next week.

For migration updates or other regions check-
Woodcreeper – David focuses on Wisconsin and New Jersey
Tom Auer – Tom’s blog covers New England
Birds Over Portland – Greg blogs about the Pacific Northwest
Badbirdz Reloaded – Angel & Mariel cover Florida and the southeast
Birding the Crane Creek – Kenn Kaufman’s predictions for NW Ohio

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!