Moderate to heavy migration, with a mix of storms moving through

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions2 Comments

Regional Overview

For the third night in a row, migration was good across much of the region. Some precipitation did move through the area, hopefully resulting in some local concentrations of migrants. South winds were key in the mass migration and may provide great hawk watching conditions along the lake and ridges. The bulk of migrants in the region has shifted to warblers and other Neo-tropical migrants.

Pennsylvania

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Rain moved through sw PA while the nights migration was just getting picked up. It was likely too far south for any type of fallout and the storms may have prevented an influx from further south. Central and eastern PA experienced moderate to heavy migration last night and there should be many new arrivals. The precipitation did not seem to affect the flight much and I expect birders to be picking up new species where ever they are birding.

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 saw moderate to heavy migration last night so they should expect to be getting many of the warbler species that PA has seen in the last day or two.

Ohio

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Northern Ohio experienced moderate migration (heavy in ne Ohio) as the storms moved through while southern Ohio experienced heavy migration once the storms passed. Kenn Kaufman indicated that migrants in western Ohio were widespread yesterday but I think the strong flight in southern Ohio may cause a strong influx for places like Magee Marsh.

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!

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