Thursday, September 13, 2012
Weather Radar and Migrating Birds
CONUS loops. Looking at the velocity and reflectivity images, we can actually "see" densities of migrating birds at night! Weather patterns of south winds or precipitation, for example, might mean birds will not move into that front. However, one can "watch" many birds (mainly songbirds and shorebirds) all "rise" late evening/early morning to migrate in the cooler air, and "fall" back onto land in the early morning hours. Here is a page of FAQ and some defintions. Fall and spring are very active times for many birds, as they either travel to or from breeding grounds.
Posted by The Raptor Center at 11:38 AM