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 of warblers are now being found in small numbers across the region, Ohio has already reported 20 species of warblers this spring!


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Pennsylvania showed moderate migration across the state, but once again, it was stronger in the western part of the state as the band of precipitation to the south blocked new movement into the eastern part of the state. Check the traditional inland migrant traps such as small woodlots in urban areas for higher concentrations of new species.

As always, please leave me comments on what you find out in the field.


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New York

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Birds were moving at moderate densities out of northern Ohio but at a lower density over southern Ohio. Expect there to be a net loss of birds, however there can always be concentrations along Lake Erie.

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
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!