Birds moving after long lull

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  Regional Overview The winds have finally turned and birds were on the move last night for the first in days. While the winds were not coming from the south–  the preferred spring migration conditions– the winds were light and a lot of birds have been waiting for any sort of favorable winds. With the lack of any precipitation, birds … Read More

Calm before the (migration) storm?

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  Pennsylvania Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. Nothing going on over Pennsylvania last night as scattered storms and north winds dominated the skies. Look for a big change in weather this weekend with our first push of S winds in some time. Winds will be relatively calm tonight which should allow some birds to head north … Read More

Migration updates survey results

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update1 Comment

I wanted to share the results of the migrations updates survey. It was not surprising that Pennsylvania was the most requested state for coverage. However, the four other states surrounding PA also seemed to have a fair bit of demand for coverage. It is notable that David La Puma at Woodcreeper has been covering NJ for quite some time. He has … Read More

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 … Read More

Another quiet night

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions1 Comment

The lower half of the country seemed to be experiencing moderate migrating overnight, but PA and the surrounding states were largely quiet. West winds Seemed strong enough to limit migration and the velocity map only shows movement in the same direction as the winds. If there were a fair number of migrants, they should show up on the velocity radar … Read More

Ohio fallout potential

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions3 Comments

North winds continue to give migrants in the east problems, but the real interesting event last night is the line of storms that passed through Ohio last night. Ohio lit up with migrants early in the evening and migration seemed strong even while the storms were passing through in the early morning hours. These conditions of storms passing through during … Read More

North winds continue, south blocking gone

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This is getting repetitive but the story is pretty much the same as yesterday, north winds over the northeast kept migration to a minimum. However, there were no storms to the south that had previously been blocking almost all movement. North winds were light for the second half of the night across much of the region so it surprises me … Read More

North winds still holding back migrants

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, Predictions2 Comments

Story is pretty much the same as yesterday, north winds over the northeast kept migration to a minimum and storms to our south blocked birds from advancing. Long term forecasts show north winds dominating over the next week so this may be a slow time of migration. Ohio may experience some SE winds Saturday night into Sunday so that will … Read More

North winds keep birds down

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Last night– Migration was slow across much of Pennsylvania and the surrounding states last night, likely due to the north winds that persisted through the night across the region. The north winds weren’t particularly strong, but another contributing factor was the line of storms to our south, blocking any northward movement into the area. Expect some birds to still move into … Read More

Migration updates survey

Drew WeberMigration Update, Predictions2 Comments

Hey folks, I have been throwing around the idea of regularly posting migration updates on the blog to keep people updated on what is going over our heads at night. I envision early morning updates regarding the previous night’s migration with predictions on where birding might be good. If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out woodcreeper.com … Read More