Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug 31, 2015

Hello birding friends,

A shorter report tonight since it is getting late and I have school tomorrow. Although enveloped in southeasterly winds, Illinois is currently experiencing pretty uniform light-to-moderate migration. Concentrations, as seen from the current national composite radar, seem to be a bit higher in the far northern part of the state so tomorrow you should go birding, especially if you live in northern Illinois.

Along with abnormally warm temperatures, winds appear to stay southerly until a week from tomorrow (Monday, September 7) so after tonight there probably won't be any significant new pushes of arrivals and influxes until about then.

So tomorrow you should go birding - you might find some good migrants!

Helpful resources to reference for which species you are likely to encounter and when:
Birdcast's regional migration forecast
eBird's Illinois species occurrence map

Go birding!


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