Saturday, November 2, 2013

11/2 IL Migration Report

Migration tonight
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Hey all!

So as predicted (sort of), winds are super-weak tonight, lending themselves, or rather not lending themselves at all, to favorable conditions. Even if the winds were a little stronger, the forecast viewed yesterday was actually incorrect--winds have a very slight west/northwesterly tinge over much of the state. So, to our pleasure, the Prairie State is experiencing light to moderate migration over the entire state. Expect continuing migrants like White-throated Sparrows and later shorebirds to continue their travels, in addition to waterfowl, grebes, loons, gulls, American Tree Sparrows, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, et cetera, which will continue influxing. 

Cool! Looking forward a couple days, winds are forecast to turn southeasterly with a vengeance tomorrow, and will eventually become due southerly by Monday evening. We'll see how this plays out, but for now, make the best of tomorrow!

Good luck everyone, and happy birding.

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