Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moment of Exodus via NexRad

This is it! Get your binoculars and hit the field! Clam to southerly winds produced the largest movement of birds thus far this fall over the Midwest and Ohio Valley:

Because it's relatively late in warbler migration, I doubt you'll find a lot of diversity. Wisconsin birders should look for Black-throated Green Warblers, Nashville, Tennessee, probably the first Orange-crowned Warblers, and of course, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Always be prepared for the stragglers, though. Naturally, White-throated and other sparrows should be on the increase soon. Bring on the Zonotrichia!