2013 and beyond

It's pretty simple: the most birds seen or heard from one's yard during 2013 will be the "winner". Want in? O.k....then do it despite that.

2013 promises to be a lot less mean but still a carbon-free birding competition, even if slightly less exciting than a MEGA x EPIC hybrid.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Radar from last night... HEADS UP

A jolting note from the Nocturnal Flight Calls (NFC) listserv today, confirming fall migration underway. This may be our best chance for nocturnal flyby LOWA... Time to warm up the mics, boyz.

[nfc-l] flight last night‏
From: bounce-6132058-10568270@list.cornell.edu on behalf of David La Puma (woodcreeper@gmail.com)
Sent: Mon 7/26/10 9:17 AM
To: nfc-l@cornell.edu
Some birds were on the move last night- as shown by this NEXRAD image from 1:00am EST last night (this morning): http://tinyurl.com/2b84qxv

most of the signal across the Midwest appears to have been anomolous propagation (check the velocity on the individual radars- most show zero or very low radial velocity associated with the high reflectivity), but the light movement over the Mid-Atlantic appears to have been birds. A light morning flight over my house this AM turned up several Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts. By 7:00am a friend had 40 birds of several species down at Higbee's Beach in Cape May, with at least a few LA Waterthrush in the mix (but I have yet to hear a full report).

I turned my mic on last night and recorded from 10pm on, without much being picked up... so I assume birds were 1) really high up or 2) quiet as they were going over. The insect chorus is a force to be reckoned with!

Good birding/listening/radar-watching


David A. La Puma
Postdoctoral Associate
New Jersey Audubon Society
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Office: 609.861.1608 x33
Fax: 609.861.1651



1 comment:

  1. Also, I did hear one nocturnal migrant seep last night but chose not to record.


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