Friday, April 20, 2012

Nocturnal Bird Migration by Radar

Even if you can't get out birding too often during spring migration you can follow along online by watching radar online.  Two sites you can watch this on are, http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/ and http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/index.php

If you don't know how to read the radar there is a great video tutorial by David La Puma at:  
http://vimeo.com/2020985

This map is from last night.  You can see all the migration that was happening last night throughout the eastern US.  Many times watching radar will help you decide how to most productively spend your birding time the next morning.

-Eric

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