Friday, September 4, 2009

Migration Picks Up

The movement of birds has really picked up lately. Above is the radar map from about 11:00 pm CDT showing lots of migration over most of the eastern U.S. especially in the north along the border with Canada. With the weather staying relatively calm for the next few days, this Labor Day weekend may turn out to be very good for birding.

Here in Minnesota, flocks of warblers, shorebirds and nighthawks are being reported from almost every part of the state. Even a couple of Dark-eyed Juncos have been seen south of their breeding range!

Tomorrow should be a good day for banding and I hope to be out early so it's off to bed for me.

1 comment:

Dano said...

Mr Nerd, From a neophyte turned fanatical bird watcher/feeder, thanks for your info. I am currently trying to determine fall migration dates for RB Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Purple Finch, Snow Bunting and a few others. My wife & I started this spring with intensity in identifying, feeding, protecting and learning about birds.More we learn more we realize how little we know. I'm hoping this is the place we can learn dates to lookout for our migrating "pets". Thanks again and we will be watching.