|Tonight's light to marginal migration|
So how close are to these conditions? Not very. Right now, conditions remain to be unfavorable. Because of an interesting interaction between a high- and a low-pressure system, the state is again experiencing fairly inconsistent winds, but we could generalize and say that the state is dominated by winds from the east (see above). Regardless of the direction or speed of the winds, not much is moving tonight, with the highest concentrations of birds migrating in Northwestern IL (http://bit.ly/10hYRBA) and in Southern IL (http://bit.ly/10hYTJK or http://bit.ly/10hYSW5), though this movement is still light at best.
Right now is the kind of period to find every single bird that has been hiding in your local patch, as with incoming high pressure from the East, it looks like we won't be getting any massive movements within the next 48 hours (see below for 36 hours forecast). I'm sorry to say it, but it looks like migration will be unexciting for the next few days as northerly winds continue to win out (Northern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/10Qj1Zr, Southern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/10Qj1Zr), but nonetheless, there are always birds to be found. I know I'll still be out there.
To see a giant list of species to keep an eye out for, see the bottom of May 3rd's report: http://bit.ly/10i1Ny1
That's all for tonight folks. Keep an eye on the weather; we'll be ready when the next big movement happens. Happy birding!
|36 Hour Precipiation + Surface Analysis forecast|