Lake Freeze-out, Grebe Fall-out

Alex LamoreauxFallout, Featured, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Almost every winter portions of the Great Lakes freeze up for the winter. This winter the Northeast already has two episodes of a ‘polar vortex’ under its belt, and a large percentage of the Great Lakes are frozen tight. Surveys earlier this month have reported 88% ice cover on January 12 and 62% on January 14 by the NOAA Great Lakes … Read More

A night of strong early migration and then storms

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, PredictionsLeave a Comment

Regional Overview In what seems to be a theme recently, migration was broken up over the Northeast by several groups of storms as the high pressure system that brought unseasonably warm temps to many areas got pushed out by the approaching cold front. The storms moved through early, putting a strong damper on the nights migration, but not before many … Read More

More migration plus scattered storms over NY cause fallout

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, PredictionsLeave a Comment

Regional Overview It was another night of good migration across the northeastern quarter of the US. Storms slowed down migration in the southeast but birds still were trying to migrate before incoming storms across NY, setting up possible fallout conditions. New Yorkers should be checking inland migrant traps as the weren’t along the lakeshore today.

Strong flight with possible upstate NY fallout

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, PredictionsLeave a Comment

Regional Overview Last night was another night of heavy migration. Northward movement was largely unhindered across the eastern US except in western and upstate NY, where are small line of heavy thunderstorms moved east along the Lake Ontario lakeshore and across the Adirondack’s. With the clear path of strong migration the whole way up the East Coast, there should be … Read More

Heavy migration with western NY and PA fallout possibility

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, PredictionsLeave a Comment

Regional Overview Migration was very evident on the radar last night, with masses of birds flying north with weather that is finally working in their favor. Storms moved into and over western NY and western PA in the early morning hours, possibly setting up some fallout conditions. We are probably at the peak of migration now, and birds have been … Read More

Another night of storms and strong coastal migration

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Regional Overview Last night a large front passed through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast which really slowed migration over most of the region except for the coast and just inland from the coast. Albany, New York City and coastal New Jersey are likely to experience some excellent fallout conditions were the front hit some of the strongest migration yet this spring. … Read More

World Series of Birding Migration update

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Composite NEXRAD for midnight

This should have gone up last night in preparation for the big day but better late than never! The World Series of Birding is a big fundraising event in New Jersey run by New Jersey Audubon. Teams race across the state (or a specific county), tallying up as many species as they can from midnight to midnight. Weather can play … Read More

Strong East Coast flow, Ohio fallout

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Regional Overview The first strong migration up the East Coast in quite a while, last night should have brought a significant turnover in species to areas that have been severely lacking in spring migrants. The flight was strongest right up the coast while inland it was not quite as strong through the entire night. Diversity should be high at spring … Read More

Broad migration with coastal fallout potential

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, Predictions3 Comments

Regional Overview A big storm worked its way across the Ohio Valley and Southeast last night but the birds did not seem to care. Migration was strong everywhere except right where the storm was happening, which is a key component in a good fallout. I think the best places to expereience some fallout birding this morning would be along the … Read More

Massive storm wipes migration out from west to east

Drew WeberFallout, Migration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview A large storm that continues to drift eastward across a continent and the stationary front parked over PA seemed to temper migration some last night. If you check out the Hurtado animation for last night, you can see that migration seemed to flow out of the Mid-Atlantic states up into New York. Overall, migration seemed stronger inland than along … Read More