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 region.
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The north winds shut everything down across the state. Expect no real turnover in species. However, there are already lots of birds in the region; they will likely be moving around to find the best foraging areas if they are passing through or returning to breeding grounds. Check places with abundant blooming trees to find warblers foraging for insects.
As always, please leave me comments on what you find out in the field.
Maryland migration was also shut down last night.
New York was pretty quiet.
With the north winds, there did not appear to be much bird movement on the radar.
Check Kenn Kaufman’s blog for more specifics on what to expect this time of year.
For migration updates or other regions check-
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
New Jersey – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Florida/SE – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreu
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Wisconsin – Woodcreeper by David La Puma
Arizona – Words About Birds by Tim Schreckengost
Pac NW – Birds Over Portland by Greg Haworth
I need your help! These reports will only be as good as the feedback I get on these updates. Please leave comments on interesting patterns of migration you are seeing in the field so I can incorporate some ground truthing to my forecasts and predictions. Thanks!