Superflight 2007-2008

Drew WeberBird News, Migration, Predictions2 Comments

As posted on BirdChat- We are experiencing the biggest winter finch irruption since the”superflight” of 1997-1998, when many boreal finches went well beyondtheir normal ranges. The cause is the largest tree seed crop failurein a decade across more than 3200 km (2000 mi) of boreal forest fromSaskatchewan into Quebec. Today in Toronto, I had a Pine Grosbeak,Evening Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls, … Read More

Bird Migration Forecast

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

Despite the much lauded launch of Cape May Bird Observatory’s, the most exciting thing for me on the site is the Mid-Atlantic Birding Forecast. When its updated, it provides a nice update on the potential weather conditions for movements of birds. David La Puma of woodcreeper.com is the guy who updates it and he has several years experience of looking … Read More

Migration tonight

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It looks like migration could be pretty strong tonight, check out the radar image below. *update* I went out and did some moon-watching thanks to the post that Woodcreeper put on the Jersey listserv concluding the same thing I did; there was substantial migration going on. I counted 60 birds crossing the moon in 16 minutes which is the highest … Read More

10 Ways to See more Birds

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

These aren’t backed by any guarantee, just what has held true from my experience. In no particular order I present you with 10 ways to see more birds. Walk slower. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people walk past birds because they aren’t walking slow enough, giving the birds more time to move and become visible. … Read More

Big Migration

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Looks like the birds are really on the move tonight. It’s quite exciting to be able to see the movements on radar. For more information on this technique as well as commentary and predictions on the flight in New Jersey, check out woodcreeper.com.