|Radar at the time of this post|
Though things stayed relatively the same as the past few days as far as species present go, some really cool sightings came in. Lots of later species seemed to be influxing today...or more birders covered more places. Whatever the case, flycatchers, thrushes, late warblers, and shorebirds were the highlights of the average IL birder's list. This will remain to be the case through the next couple of days as it has the past week, as we will continue to see southerly winds prevailing (Northern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/ZxyRq6, Southern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/124R3WX). Radar is showing light movement right now where precipitation hasn't taken over. Where it is stormy tonight, birds in its midst will remain grounded or will be grounded soon. Birds flying into the storm activity also present the possibility of fallout, but tomorrow will probably not hold any insane arrivals or influxes.
We'll see what the next few days hold. Already some fantastic finds were reported on IBET today...these next few days and especially this weekend will be defined by isolated reports of really cool stuff, so keep your eyes peeled.
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
Good stuff. Have a great day tomorrow, everyone!