|A big stormy scar down the center of our state|
So let's take yesterday's report (http://bit.ly/19Y0yZv) and push it forward to tonight, shall we? Instead of last night, the storms really seem to be moving in our state with some conviction tonight, and already cover much of the state. See the radar in the sidebar to the right for more. This means that I don't have too much to predict as far as migration goes for tonight, as the storms will be keeping the birds down. In areas outside of the storms, we are experiencing southerly winds, so birds may be moving if possible. Some fallout is possible, but tonight will definitely not see as much movement as last night. Birds will mostly be staying put.
But that's okay, because there were a ton of good birds around. One group to really highlight from today that has finally seemed to arrive in better numbers is Flycatchers. LEAST FLYCATCHERS
|Wind tonight confused by the storms|
Overall, the birding could be good after the storms tonight...we just gotta' wait it out! That's certainly what the birds are doing.
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Here's some salient links for useful info:
Wind forecasts to predict when bird will be moving: Northern IL: http://bit.ly/ZxyRq6, Southern IL: http://bit.ly/124R3WX
To figure out which species to look for in your area, here are the eBird resources I've made a habit of sharing.
General IL charts: http://bit.ly/129Tru1
Make your own: http://bit.ly/129Tfed
That's all for tonight, folks. Good luck, and stay safe tonight in Spring's craziest weather.