Friday, April 24, 2009

Migration Map: Everywhere But Here

Midnight EDT, we're just flipping over to the 24th of April. Migration is exploding everywhere from the midwest to the Atlantic. Really, check out the dark blue over eastern Kansas across Missouri to central Kentucky, and especially across the Gulf coast - while we're all sleeping, they're all on the move!

Except over the northeastern states. Pennsylvania, New York, New England, we're as bare as the day I was born (I assume, I don't have many memories of that day). Winds are coming from the west-northwest, but will be shifting to the south. That will give those blue pixels a tailwind to ride. This weekend should be good in the southern tier of NY!



Adirondackcountrygal said...

Yup, I'm expecting that those old birdies will be on the move this weekend!

Nate said...

This map is killing me. I even had warblers in the trees outside my house while waiting for the bus this morning, but work calls...

noflickster said...

@Adirondackcountrygal - there's been that steady trickle for the past couple of weeks, but I'm counting on a nice push - a swelling of numbers of already-arrived species and a bunch of "first of the years" this weekend. Just in time for the bird walk I'm leading for a bunch of biology professors!

@Nate - I hear you! Sitting here typing this is killing me (though I relish the interaction). I know outside that all-to-brief window of still-bare trees with newly arrived birds is closing quickly. Hopefully you'll find some warblers etc during lunch? On the way home?

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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