Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Hello birding friends,

Tonight, Illinois is experiencing the lowest migration level I have seen so far this autumn. :-) This is due to strong southwesterly winds that are blocking the birds from migrating, and this can be seen by the lack of radar noise over Illinois on the current national composite radar:

Hawk Watching Forecast: As Adam Sell has already reported, tomorrow and Tuesday should both be productive days to visit Greene Valley, Fort Sheridan, or IBSP due to westerly winds which will be pushing hawks toward the Lake Michigan shoreline.

To predict exactly which species you are likely to encounter and when, please consult:
BirdCast's regional migration forecast:
eBird's species occurrence chart for Illinois:

Good birding,

Henry (Oak Park, Cook County)

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