The radar was lively again with migrating birds as they took advantage of south winds for the first time in days. A front moved through the region overnight, bringing the possibility of fallout conditions as it moved through Ohio before midnight and Pennsylvania in the early morning hours. Generally the rule of thumb is that areas that experienced the rain after midnight have the best chance to see some fallout, but I think it is likely that some birds were still grounded by the earlier rain and will be around this morning.
THe precipitation moved through Pennsylvania after midnight, and migration was going pretty strong when it moved through. This looks great for creating some localized concentrations of migrants that were stopped mid-flight (ie. fallout!). Good places to look are local migrant traps and along any lakes, rivers, ridges, and forest edges that can act as concentrating areas for migrants that were landing during the storm.
As always, please leave me comments on what you find out in the field.
Maryland prediction coming soon…
New York prediction coming soon…
Ohio could be interesting as the storms moved through while a lot of birds were flying particularly in the southeastern half of the state. It doesn’t appear that birds picked up and migrated in big numbers after the storm moved through because the velocity radar doesn’t show any northward movement. The precipitation may have come too early for the Crane Creek area, but check Kenn Kaufman’s blog for better ideas of what is going on there.
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!