PNW Migration Update – 27 March 2013

Scattered showers, which were heavy in places, had the birds dodging raindrops.  But where there was clear air the birds were taking advantage of the light south winds and heading north.

The radar was in precipitation mode all night and that skews things a bit.  However, we had our first green returns in the 20 – 25 dBz range of this migration. You have to hunt for them but they’re there.  I’ve been seeing quite a few Dunlin moving through in my little patch – 26 last Tuesday.  And nights like last night have me itching to see what’s put down today.

Nationally things are heating up along the Central Flyway — the Atlantic is still kind of slow.  But the Ohio River Valley got a migrant infusion last night, their first i believe.