19 March 2018 – PNW Migration Update

There is continued light movement up the valley. Probably waterfowl re-positioning.

There has been really nothing to report in the new arrivals, but on the “it’s just around the corner” front:

Increasing: Rufous Hummingbirds, Turkey Vultures and Ospreys, Tree and Violet-green Swallows.

Bushtit flocks are breaking up and singlets and doubles are now being seen.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets can now be heard singing.  This is a special time as they will soon be gone and their’s is one of the most glorious songs.

Waterfowl numbers are shrinking as well.

We’ll save some disk space and not post a radar loop today — it’s just sub 10 dBZ blue.

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12 March 2018 – PNW Migration Update

Rufous Hummingbirds have made it to the Portland area.

Bullock’s Orioles are in Merced Co. in the Central Valley.

Lots of birds are on the move; most likely waterfowl beginning to head north.

07 March 2018 – PNW Migration Update

Well here we are again!

So, vanguard Turkey Vultures and Ospreys have been reported in the valley.

Rufus Hummingbirds along the south coast in Coos County.

Tree and Violet Green Swallows are just showing up throughout the area.

Robins are singing pre-dawn and Starlings are foreshadowing the arrival of Western Wood Pewees by imitating them.

Down in Anza-Borrego, “The Borrego Valley Hawkwatch has begun. So far over 150 Swainson’s Hawks have migrated through the region”

And this morning i heard Greater White-fronted Geese headed north overhead.

01 March 2016 PNW Migration Update

Not much happening last night.  Very low level returns after the rain cleared – probably just re-positioning geese.

However, if the rain stays away there are some serious southerly winds coming on shore that many early migrants will be taking advantage of — possibly even during the day.

Rufous Hummingbirds and Turkey Vultures are becoming more regularly reported.  I saw three TUVU this weekend and FOY RUHU was at my feeder yesterday.

Winds at 850mb.

Winds at 850mb.

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