More birds filtering north

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Regional Overview Last night was a decent night of migration, however a stationary front parked just south of Pennsylvania limited the volume of migrants heading north. You can see in the regional composite map above from around midnight that there was much less detectable migration between the front and the storm. Migration was evident from Florida and the Gulf Coast … Read More

Migration is heating up but mostly to our west

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Regional Overview The high pressure that was over the Ohio Valley has drifted east, keeping migration relatively quiet over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast last night. Storms to the south prevented much from entering the region but there was a light to moderate movement across Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. With the storms blocking an influx from the south, we will … Read More

Migration south of the storm

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Composite NEXRAD from around midnight

Regional Overview A lot more movement last night, especially south of the storms that spread across NY last night. The strongest migration was across central PA and most of NY where there should be a nice pulse of new species being reported today. There is the possibility of some fallout in central PA where a thin line of storms passed … Read More

Migration updates are back!

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Composite NEXRAD from around midnight

Regional Overview Migration was light to moderate across the Northeast as a cold front passed through early in the night. Migration was strongest south of Pennsylvania but there was also movement throughout the night north into New York. My plan for this season is to primarily update the radar on nights/mornings that look good for migration, rather than every single … Read More

PA Fall Migration Predictions – End of Oct: Part 2

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October is a very special time of the year in Pennsylvania. The first week of the month there are still a ton of neotropical migrants around, but then their numbers start to drop off drastically. Coming to the rescue are the sparrows and raptors, which really excel during the second half of the month. Waterfowl also begin to trickle through … Read More

PA Fall Migration Predictions – End of Oct: Part 1

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Migration Update, Photography, Predictions, Science1 Comment

October is a very special time of the year in Pennsylvania. The first week of the month there are still a ton of neotropical migrants around, but then their numbers start to drop off drastically. Coming to the rescue are the sparrows and raptors, which really excel during the second half of the month. Waterfowl also begin to trickle through … Read More

Another big push for the Big Sit!

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Regional Overview I haven’t been posting daily updates recently because migration had really slowed down by last night migrants were showing up on the radar across the Northeast and most places will be getting a big push of late migrants, just in time for the Big Sit weekend. The reflectivity radar across NY, PA, NJ and down into MD and … Read More

Scattered light migration after the cold front

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Regional Overview Migration was light in most areas as the precipitation associated with the cold front moved off of the East Coast. Winds were scattered but not from the north unlike the Southeast which had great winds last night and consequently had another great night of migration. Sparrows, kinglets, and the final pushes of warblers should be queueing up for … Read More

South winds precede the front

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Regional Overview Last night most of the action was once again along the coast as most of the region got drenched with rain and saw south winds dominate as the front approached. Neither the wind or the rain helped the migration cause. There should be very few new arrivals except where the front passed through early in the evening (like … Read More

Strong coastal flight + a migration alert for the weekend

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Regional Overview Last night migration stuck largely to the coast as the leading edge of the weekends front brought south winds to much of the rest of the region. Click on the animated wind map above and locations with strong migration align precisely with areas of light wind. With the strong coastal movement, migrant traps along the coast should be … Read More