|IL torn up by storm activity|
Tonight, at least until the storm systems pass, IL will be experiencing very little migration. So tomorrow, we will, again, be seeing a lot of the same species with few influxes, only a little bit wetter.This means breeding species in addition to migrant warblers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, and shorebirds. But as we saw today with the Mottled Ducks found at Montrose Point (http://bit.ly/19roC9q), Brown Pelican at Horseshoe Lake (http://bit.ly/19rp0oH), and Black-headed Grosbeak in Cook Co. (http://bit.ly/19rpyuA), there are still rarities out there waiting to be discovered. Will that discoverer be you?
The next few days look to be holding more southerly winds (Northern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/ZxyRq6, Southern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/124R3WX), and with all this warm, wet air moving up from the Gulf, I wouldn't be surprised if more regional vagrants appear in the next few days.
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. Get out there and find something good!