Migration Update: March 30, 2006
"Data Only" Update This Week
Just a quick update today to give you the latest maps and data. This week think about how weather affects migration. Watch for a full update next week - and keep watching and listening for hummingbirds!
Cold Mid-March Weather: A Look at Temperature Maps
The hummingbird migration surged northward dramatically between March 9th and 16th, and then suddenly came to a halt. Cold air dropped down from Canada on March 18th and parked over the eastern US for a full week. "The first day of spring felt like the first day of winter," said ornithologist Dr. David Aborn who writes weather and migration reports for Journey North.
How did the cold affect hummingbird migration?
Let's see what happens in the week ahead as we continue to explore how weather and migration are related.
Hummingbird Maps and Data
After reviewing the Mid-March temperature maps check out the latest hummingbird migration map animations. Can you make a statement about temperature and migration?
The Next Hummingbird Migration Update Will Be Posted on April 6, 2006.
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