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Short report tonight. Things have panned out exactly as predicted last night, with powerful westerly winds dominating the state. Given the unfavorable nature of these winds, birds are basically staying down tonight everywhere except for southernmost Illinois, where heavy migration persists (do note light concentrations in southern and northeastern Illinois). Other than that, it seems migrants are getting a night of respite across the Prairie State tonight.
Curious what species may be taking advantage of tonight's respite? Check this eBird page for exhaustive coverage of Illinois specifically, and the latest BirdCast National Forecast for a more regional outlook.
Good stuff, everyone. Good luck to all those birding tomorrow. You never know what westerly winds may bring eastward.