Sat 28 April 2012 – PNW Migration Update

Quick weekend post: locally it looks like a few birds tried moving between the showers.  Nothing major but maybe a bit of turnover.

In the field: a few reports trickled in but i did not note any significant new birds nor a large number of individuals.  And without a new supply of birds it will probably be the same this weekend.

Regionally: the Siskiyous continue to be migrant free so our stock of new birds will come in trickles instead of waves for a while.  We can see moderate movement in the Central Valley of California so we have more birds staging there.

Nationally the gulf continues to rain birds.  Moderate to heavy migration can be seen below the storm track along the Mississippi and Central Flyways.  The Northeast is in lock down due to strong NW winds.

For migration updates in other regions check-
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The Northwoods BIRDAR by Max Henschell <- NEW this season!
New England – Tom Auer’s blog
PA/Ohio Valley – Nemesis Bird by Drew Weber
NW Ohio – Birding the Crane Creek by Kenn Kaufman
Arizona – Words About Birds by Tim Schreckengost <- NEW this season!
Florida – Badbirdz Reloaded by Angel and Mariel Abreau
Continental US – eBird BirdCast Forecast & Report by Team eBird

Also under NEXRAD Trackers in the sidebar to the right.

A new eBird BirdCast and Report is up (link above) — always worth checking out.  Founding member of the BIRDAR Network, David LaPuma is this weeks author!  Congratulations David!