30 Mar 2015 — PNW Migration Update

Moderate levels of migration took place throughout the weekend.  Today’s radar loop is a good representation of the weekend.

Listserve chatter:

San Diego: Western Tanagers, Lazuli Buntings and Black-headed Grosbeaks.

Central Valley: more Western Kingbirds and shorebird movement.

Oregon: more Common Yellowthroats, Northern Rough-winged Swallows and a House Wren.


26 Mar 2015 — PNW Migration Update

The rain and clouds cleared out over night.  The winds, not optimal, but not a real challenge to flight.  Birds were heavily on the move. A “green doughnut” night.

The Central Valley CA, added Western Wood Pewee and “Western” Flycatcher to the list of neotrops.

Oregon added Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Common Yellowthroat.  Molting Dunlin flocks are being seen as well.