Mixed bag of migration with rain moving through

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Regional Overview

Last night migration was moderate, especially once you got west of the Atlantic Coast. Birds appeared to be moving nicely up from the Gulf Coast through Ohio and Indiana as storms associated with a low front moved through much of the region. Storms may have blocked many of the birds from reaching the region but there may have been movement between storms since birds are itching to get north.

Pennsylvania

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Sorry that there is no analysis for today. We are at the Biggest Week in American Birding festival in nw Ohio and want to get out and see birds!

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

Maryland

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New York

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Ohio

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Precipitation was moving through most of the night but the velocity radar showed some  northbound bird movement early on. With the storm blocking new arrivals from the south this may have resulted in a net loss of birds in nw Ohio, however the storms were spotty and birds may have been moving between rain events. We are heading out to the boardwalk at Magee Marsh so we will soon have a better idea.

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!