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Migration – August 12, 2015

Posted on Aug 12, 2015

Here is the migration map – also known as the radar of the eastern continental United States – a few hours after sunset here on August 12, 2015. Avian targets, along with undoubtedly a few insects and bats, were mostly active in the southern regions where the wind is more consistently out of the north. For those of us in the Northeast we have a flow pushing birds to the Atlantic Coast, a typical occurrence for the fall. In another month the winds will be stronger and skies will be fuller. For now you can keep expecting to find birds like Bobolink, Orchard Oriole, Northern Waterthrush, nearly any type of shorebird, and much more on mornings like tomorrow. If you check the radar during the daytime hours you may see dragonflies, butterflies, and even birds like the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher undertaking diurnal migration. It is a nonstop, 24-hour movement for hundreds and hundreds of species from now through November…and on!

Migration 08-12-15