Friday, May 6, 2016


Hello birding friends,

Tonight, the entire state of Illinois is experiencing moderately heavy levels of bird migration. With winds out of the west to the west-southwest, it would certainly be a great idea to bird lakefront migrant traps such as Montrose tomorrow morning (Saturday, May 7). Also, there is a possibility for fallout in the northernmost fifth of the state where thundershowers will be intercepting bird migration. So definitely get out tomorrow morning, especially if you are in the northern part of the state! Any day now, the "floodgate" could open - and there is a good possibility that for many parts of the state, tomorrow (Saturday) morning will be it!

Good birding!
Henry Griffin (Oak Park, Cook County)

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