Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 7 - 9, 2015

Hello birding friends,

A couple things - this report will be more succinct than usual since I am in dire need of sleep already this week! :-) Also, I will not be able to post tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday nights, so I will go over those nights in this report, as well.

Tonight Illinois is experiencing MODERATE to HEAVY migration levels - see all the radar noise on the current national composite radar? (http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/us3comp.gif)

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, Illinois should experience moderate movements again throughout the state. Rain and southerly winds will return Thursday night; however, so little migration should be expected then. So in summary, go birding tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday mornings!

To predict exactly which species you are likely to find and when, please consult:
BirdCast's regional migration forecast for this week: http://birdcast.info/forecast/regional-migration-forecast-2-9-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

Go birding tomorrow and Thursday mornings!

Henry (Oak Park, Cook County)

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