All Quiet on the Eastern Front

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Regional Overview [dc]I[/dc]t was another night of little to no migration in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic. Brisk winds from the WNW and snow and rain shows drifting across PA and NY from the north gave birds little motivation to migrate. Pennsylvania Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. Precipitation dominated over central PA but eastern and southwest … Read More

Snowstorm stalls out migration

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Regional Overview The big snow storm of April pretty much stalled out all migration across the region. Expect little to no turnover, however the storms have force some late ducks as well as gulls and terns down to lakes and reservoirs. Check out the radar animations below if you are interested. Wednesday night will probably be the next big push … Read More

Blocked by wind and rain

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Regional Overview North winds dominated all last night preventing migration across the region, except right along the coast early in the night. The low pressure system moved through NJ late enough last night to allow birds to migrate before moving through. The next few nights will likely be slow as north winds continue and possible winter storms move through the … Read More

Migration flowing north

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Regional Overview It was a decent night of migration up the east coast and across the Ohio Valley. Migration was strongest on the Gulf Coast (LA, MS, AL) and northward through Ohio and Indiana. Winds were from the south across the region and allowed a lot of birds to migrate. A large front is moving towards us through the Midwest … Read More

Moderate migration north of the front

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Regional Overview Migration was moderate last night north of the precipitation that moved through the lower mid-Atlantic. Winds were south but relatively across the region which allowed birds to move. With no precipitation to slow birds down in our region, expect birds to be widely scattered across the landscape. Check traditional inland migrant traps for new birds. A broad range … Read More

The north winds are back…for now

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration, Migration Update, Predictions1 Comment

To get the updates out earlier, I may post incomplete updates in the morning with all the radar animations and then update the text as I am able to. Regional Overview Migration was hot and heavy in the southeast and up the Central Flyway but storms and north winds combined to keep migrants down in the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and … Read More

Moderate early migration on west winds

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Regional Overview Migration was moderate last night away from the east coast as NW winds seemed to keep a lot of birds down. Most areas showed movement to the NE on the velocity radar indicating the birds were still migrating, just not at the levels of the previous several nights. The early part of the night showed more activity as … Read More

East coast migration was on!

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Regional Overview For the third night in a row, migration was good across much of the region. The entire east coast lit up with heavy migration as clear skies and south winds combined to create excellent migration conditions. There should be a lot of turnover in species as good conditions prevailed to the north and south of the region. As … Read More

More birds + some precip to keep it interesting

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, Predictions1 Comment

Regional Overview For the second 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 many areas should … Read More

Big weekend movement

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info, Migration Update, PredictionsLeave a Comment

Regional Overview Go birding, that is all you need to know. If it is still dark out, or you want to learn more, read below. Last night, the radar positively lit up with migrants as south winds and anxious birds combined to create a large movement. With the lack of any precipitation, birds should be spread across the landscape. Check … Read More