11 April 2018 – PNW Migration Update

We’re going to save disk space today – no radar loops.  They’re pretty boring anyway — 10 dBZ with only a few patches up into the 20’s.

Most action was out of Ridgefield and Steigerwald.  Nationally the Central Flyway was the hot spot.  See Paul’s archive for that loop.

But we are getting reports.  In the metro area: Nashville Warblers, Hammond’s Flycatcher (earliest by six days) Vesper and Chipping Sparrows.

And a remarkable House Wren in Clallam County, WA.

Admin. note — i will be off grid until next Wednesday.  See the sidebar for links to stay abreast of this Spring’s migration.

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13 April 2017 – PNW Migration Update

Moderate flights between weather.  With a pretty decent exodus from the Sauvie Island WMA/Ridgefield NWR complex.

Speaking of Sauvie Island; Oak Island and the west side units are due to open to public access on Sunday the 16th.  East side units will remain closed until May 1.

A Gray Flycatcher was reported in the Central Valley and Cassin’s Vireo and Evening Grosbeaks in the Metro Area.  I forget if i mentioned it earlier but both Chipping and Vesper Sparrows have also shown up.

06 April 2016 – PNW Migration Update

Moderate movement around the region last night but heavier than last night.

Early House Wrens, more Nashville Warblers and Cassin’s Vireos. Common Yellowthroats are everywhere now.  Vesper Sparrows have returned to their north valley breeding grounds.

The weather is a mixed and confused bag of competing systems right now, so it’s hard to tell where this is going in the next few days.