Weather Forecast for the Birds
Last time I showed you how to read a weather map and to use weather maps to predict where people might see lots of migrants. This week is a good test for you. Monday (3/12) a cold front passed across the southeastern US. The rain ahead of it and northerly winds behind it forced some of the early migrants to land. While numbers are not high, there are increasing reports of Blue-headed Vireos and Tree Swallows throughout the region, including here in Tennessee. The winds behind the front were not very strong, and most birds headed north on Tuesday, so people in the mid-Atlantic and mid-western states may start to see their first migrants.
Dr. David Aborn
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