Sunday, October 11, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
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: http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif
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: http://birdcast.info/forecast/regional-migration-forecast-9-16-october-2015/#MidwestNortheast
eBird's species occurrence chart for Illinois: http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?src=changeDate&getLocations=states&states=US-IL&parentState=US-IL&reportType=location&monthRadio=on&bMonth=08&eMonth=11&bYear=1900&eYear=2015&continue.x=63&continue.y=9&continue=Continue
Henry (Oak Park, Cook County)