Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9/10 IL Migration Report

Hey folks!

So tonight, yet again, we have southerly winds allowing only light migration to occur. But luckily for us, the light at the end of the tunnel is near. Looking at the current surface analysis, we see a cold front inching its way slowly southward. It is forecast to begin making its way through the prairie state tomorrow during the day, when it will cause considerable weirdness as far as winds go. But it looks like by tomorrow night, we will see the return of northerly winds--confused and weak nonetheless--in Illinois, finally facilitating moderate to heavy movements of birds. We'll see what happens as the winds aren't the perfect conditions, merely good, but there could be an explosion of birds in the radar tomorrow--they've gotten a considerable amount of time to fatten up (providing they found a good stopover), and should practically be spring-loaded by now. Just look at Southwest WI tonight as an example. I'm excited. How 'bout you?
Tomorrow night
Don't get too excited, this is SW
Wisconsin tonight...us tomorrow?

So one more day folks, and then things will start to look up. Expect more flycatchers, vireos, many more thrushes, warblers, cardinalids, and even the arrival of White-throated and Lincoln's Sparrows. If arrivals and influxes do happen tomorrow night, they should be obvious. Make your own predictions using the master list here.

Cool! Have a great night everybody.
That cold front in Wisconsin has our name on it.

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