Thursday, May 30, 2013

5/30 IL Migration Report

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 (, Brown Pelican at Horseshoe Lake (, and Black-headed Grosbeak in Cook Co. (, 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:, Southern IL Wind Forecast:, 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:
Make your own:

Good stuff. Get out there and find something good!

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