Migration update for March 19


Migration was good over our region last night with a lot of birds showing on the radar. Looks like we had some precipitation moving across the region last night but the magnitude of migration was probably insufficient to create any sort of fallout conditions.

Many of the species we predicted last week are beginning to show up in numbers across the state including yellowlegs and Great Egrets. Sparrows are still likely making up the bulk of migrants but Pine Warblers are starting to arrive across the region and Yellow-rumped Warblers are showing up north of where they were wintering, giving us a tantalizing preview of April warbler migration.

Birds are showing up at record early dates north of us as well with reports of Northern Rough-winged Swallows along Lake Ontario. Who will be the first to report a Green Heron!?