Hello birding friends,
I encourage birders at the far southern tip of the state to get out tomorrow (Thursday) morning because moderately high levels of birds are flying into the state from the south; however, they are being forced to make landfall due to the storms that are prevalent in most of the state tonight.
For most of Illinois, storms will limit bird migration tonight; however, there is a chance for rather patchy avian movement once the storms clear out of some areas. Favorable southerly winds are in effect tonight, so it wouldn't hurt to get out tomorrow to check for new arrivals and influxes.
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)