Regional Migration Forecast: 18-25 November 2016

Common Merganser. Arlene Ripley/Macaulay Library. eBird S32573494.

Common Merganser. Arlene Ripley/Macaulay Library. eBird S32573494.

Continental Summary

A general quiet late season period in the West will see scattered light flights in the middle of the work week that feature Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Tundra Swan, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Mew Gull, and Say’s Phoebe, while two strong frontal passages will bring light to moderate late season flights of Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Bufflehead, Long-tailed Duck, Red-throated Loon, American Pipit, White-throated Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco to the East.

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Arrows show wind speed and direction (arrow points in the direction to which wind is blowing) 100 m above ground level. Areas with southerly winds are colored red; northerly winds colored blue. Accumulated precipitation (in 6 hour intervals) is green, outlined by white. Broadly speaking, areas of the map in blue will experience conditions that are favorable for migration, and areas where blue and green (and red and blue) intersect and overlap may experience migrant concentrations and fallouts as migrants interact with precipitation.

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Upper Midwest and Northeast

An intense storm system moving through the Great Lakes and into the northeastern US will bring moderate flights with its passing, locally heavy in some areas. This system may also bring some exciting vagrants to the region, and birders should be watchful (for example, systems like this often deposit Cave Swallows and sometimes bring Franklin’s Gulls). In addition, birders should watch for areas with snow cover to see significant diurnal movements of larks, pipits, sparrows, and buntings. The favorable conditions for migration will continue in the northeastern US through Wednesday, while most of the remainder of the region sees favorable migration conditions deteriorate. However, the next frontal boundary pushes through the region on Thanksgiving, yielding another pulse of light to moderate late season migration.

Tundra Swan. Jennifer Kuehn/Macaulay Library. eBird S32517976.

Tundra Swan. Jennifer Kuehn/Macaulay Library. eBird S32517976.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Common Merganser ** 10/16 11/29 After Nov 30 - -
Common Goldeneye *** 10/24 11/29 After Nov 30 - -
Snow Goose ** 11/16 11/29 After Nov 30 - -
Cackling Goose * 11/18 11/29 After Nov 30 - -
Snowy Owl *** 11/19 11/29 After Nov 30 - -

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
American Black Duck ** 9/23 10/14 After Nov 30 - -
Greater Scaup * 10/9 10/22 After Nov 30 - -
Canvasback * 10/12 10/23 After Nov 30 - -
Long-tailed Duck ** 10/18 10/27 After Nov 30 - -
Red-throated Loon ** 10/11 10/28 After Nov 30 - -
Bufflehead *** 10/20 10/30 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Red-breasted Merganser *** 10/16 11/1 After Nov 30 - -
Hooded Merganser *** 10/20 11/3 After Nov 30 - -
Tundra Swan ** 10/30 11/9 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Great Cormorant * 9/5 11/16 After Nov 30 - -

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Laughing Gull ** - 8/2 8/14 After Nov 30 -
Green-winged Teal *** 8/13 10/11 10/24 After Nov 30 -
Pied-billed Grebe *** 9/4 10/11 10/31 11/20 After Nov 30
Northern Shoveler * 8/9 10/12 11/8 After Nov 30 -
Ruddy Duck ** 9/29 10/17 11/8 11/23 After Nov 30
Fox Sparrow ** 9/28 10/16 11/9 After Nov 30 -
Common Loon ** 10/14 10/26 11/11 11/24 After Nov 30
Bonaparte's Gull ** 10/12 10/25 11/11 After Nov 30 -
Gadwall * 10/4 10/19 11/12 11/22 After Nov 30
Redhead * 9/28 10/19 11/14 11/18 11/20
Lesser Scaup * 10/12 10/25 11/14 11/20 After Nov 30
Bufflehead * 10/20 10/30 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Tundra Swan * 10/30 11/9 11/22 After Nov 30 -

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Black-bellied Plover * - 8/2 8/18 8/27 After Nov 30
Cedar Waxwing *** - 8/2 8/17 9/25 After Nov 30
Forster's Tern * - 8/2 8/16 9/26 After Nov 30
Red-breasted Nuthatch * 8/12 9/4 10/2 10/17 After Nov 30
Great Blue Heron *** - 8/2 8/15 10/20 After Nov 30
Killdeer *** - - Before Aug 1 10/25 11/24
Turkey Vulture *** 8/28 9/6 9/19 10/27 After Nov 30
Wilson's Snipe * 9/24 10/3 10/16 10/29 After Nov 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk *** 8/31 9/10 10/17 10/30 After Nov 30
Blue Jay *** 8/23 9/8 9/28 10/30 11/26
Wood Duck *** - 8/2 8/21 11/2 11/22
Golden-crowned Kinglet *** 9/22 10/1 10/15 11/6 11/18
Red-winged Blackbird *** 9/24 10/4 10/18 11/6 After Nov 30
Northern Pintail * 9/5 10/12 10/27 11/7 After Nov 30
Common Grackle *** 10/2 10/8 10/18 11/7 After Nov 30
American Robin *** 9/13 9/24 10/13 11/8 After Nov 30
Purple Finch *** 9/26 10/8 10/24 11/8 After Nov 30
Royal Tern * - 8/2 8/21 11/8 After Nov 30
American Wigeon * 9/23 10/8 10/28 11/10 11/29
Red-shouldered Hawk * 8/26 9/5 9/21 11/10 11/19
Rusty Blackbird ** 9/19 10/3 10/23 11/10 After Nov 30
Greater Yellowlegs *** - 8/2 8/20 11/11 After Nov 30
Dunlin ** 9/13 10/17 10/29 11/11 11/22
Pine Siskin ** 9/27 10/10 10/28 11/11 After Nov 30
American Pipit ** 9/10 9/22 10/24 11/11 11/25
Eastern Bluebird *** 9/12 9/27 10/18 11/12 After Nov 30
White-winged Scoter * 10/12 10/24 11/6 11/13 11/18
Red-necked Grebe * 10/11 10/23 11/5 11/15 11/23
Dark-eyed Junco * 9/28 10/14 11/10 11/16 11/22
Ring-necked Duck * 10/7 10/23 11/9 11/17 11/24
Horned Grebe * 10/15 10/26 11/11 11/17 11/22
Redhead * 9/28 10/19 11/14 11/18 11/20
Lesser Scaup * 10/12 10/25 11/14 11/20 After Nov 30
Pied-billed Grebe *** 9/4 10/11 10/31 11/20 After Nov 30
Gadwall * 10/4 10/19 11/12 11/22 After Nov 30
Ruddy Duck ** 9/29 10/17 11/8 11/23 After Nov 30
Common Loon ** 10/14 10/26 11/11 11/24 After Nov 30

Gulf Coast and Southeast

A frontal passage brings favorable conditions for widespread moderate movements for the weekend, becoming increasingly restricted to the southeastern US and Florida by Monday. The next frontal passage arrives, bringing a pulse of light to moderate, and even locally heavy, late season movements first to areas west of the Mississippi River on Wednesday then more widespread and to the east on Thursday.

Red-tailed Hawk. Lawrence Haller/Macaulay Library. eBird S32595176.

Red-tailed Hawk. Lawrence Haller/Macaulay Library. eBird S32595176.

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Herring Gull ** 9/22 11/29 After Nov 30 - -
Ring-billed Gull *** 10/30 11/24 After Nov 30 - -
Red-breasted Merganser *** 11/6 11/19 After Nov 30 - -
Harris's Sparrow ** 11/7 11/29 After Nov 30 - -

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Bald Eagle ** 9/3 9/15 11/21 After Nov 30 -
Black Vulture ** 8/28 9/30 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Double-crested Cormorant *** 9/27 10/11 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Spotted Towhee * 10/5 10/16 After Nov 30 - -
Winter Wren * 10/7 10/17 After Nov 30 - -
Brown Creeper * 10/6 10/18 11/23 After Nov 30 -
Yellow-rumped Warbler *** 10/6 10/18 After Nov 30 - -
White-throated Sparrow *** 10/9 10/19 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Chipping Sparrow *** 10/13 10/24 After Nov 30 - -
Red-tailed Hawk *** 10/1 10/26 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Sandhill Crane ** 10/8 10/29 After Nov 30 - -
Gadwall *** 10/17 10/30 11/19 After Nov 30 -
American Wigeon *** 10/10 10/30 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Pine Siskin * 10/14 10/30 After Nov 30 - -
Northern Pintail ** 10/18 10/31 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Pied-billed Grebe *** 9/25 10/31 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Ruddy Duck *** 10/18 11/1 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Dark-eyed Junco *** 10/18 11/2 After Nov 30 - -
Redhead *** 10/21 11/3 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Northern Shoveler *** 10/22 11/4 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Green-winged Teal *** 10/11 11/4 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Eared Grebe * 10/21 11/4 11/24 After Nov 30 -
Northern Gannet * 10/19 11/4 After Nov 30 - -
American Pipit *** 10/22 11/4 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Snow Goose ** 10/23 11/5 After Nov 30 - -
Ring-necked Duck *** 10/20 11/5 11/23 After Nov 30 -
Ross's Goose * 10/24 11/7 After Nov 30 - -
Canvasback * 10/28 11/8 After Nov 30 - -
Common Loon ** 10/27 11/8 After Nov 30 - -
Lesser Scaup *** 10/29 11/9 After Nov 30 - -
Hooded Merganser *** 11/2 11/11 After Nov 30 - -
Horned Grebe ** 10/30 11/11 After Nov 30 - -
Bufflehead *** 11/4 11/13 After Nov 30 - -
Bonaparte's Gull ** 11/1 11/13 After Nov 30 - -
Red-breasted Merganser *** 11/6 11/19 After Nov 30 - -
Ring-billed Gull *** 10/30 11/24 After Nov 30 - -

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Piping Plover * - 8/2 8/20 After Nov 30 -
Cooper's Hawk ** 8/2 9/21 10/17 After Nov 30 -
Common Grackle *** 9/29 10/9 10/21 After Nov 30 -
Belted Kingfisher ** 8/13 9/18 10/22 After Nov 30 -
Red-breasted Nuthatch * 10/2 10/11 10/23 After Nov 30 -
Brown-headed Cowbird * 9/15 9/27 10/23 After Nov 30 -
Eastern Phoebe *** 9/25 10/9 10/30 After Nov 30 -
Black-bellied Plover * - 8/2 10/31 After Nov 30 -
Marsh Wren * 9/20 10/3 11/1 11/18 After Nov 30
Sedge Wren * 9/28 10/11 11/2 After Nov 30 -
Eastern Meadowlark ** 10/2 10/15 11/3 11/23 After Nov 30
American Avocet * 8/2 10/22 11/7 After Nov 30 -
Franklin's Gull ** 10/14 10/26 11/7 11/25 After Nov 30
Caspian Tern ** - 8/2 11/7 After Nov 30 -
Blue-winged Teal ** 8/8 8/26 11/8 11/29 After Nov 30
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ** 10/24 10/30 11/9 After Nov 30 -
Black-necked Stilt ** 10/21 10/29 11/9 After Nov 30 -
Red-winged Blackbird *** 9/22 10/4 11/9 After Nov 30 -
Orange-crowned Warbler ** 10/17 10/28 11/10 11/18 11/24
Savannah Sparrow ** 10/5 10/20 11/10 11/27 After Nov 30
Common Gallinule * 10/18 10/28 11/11 11/19 After Nov 30
Common Gallinule * 10/18 10/28 11/11 11/19 After Nov 30
American Bittern * 9/14 10/9 11/12 After Nov 30 -
Dunlin ** 10/10 10/26 11/12 After Nov 30 -
American Kestrel ** 9/12 9/29 11/12 After Nov 30 -
Western Meadowlark * 10/2 10/19 11/12 After Nov 30 -
Wilson's Snipe * 9/30 10/15 11/14 After Nov 30 -
Field Sparrow * 10/14 10/25 11/14 After Nov 30 -
American White Pelican * 9/29 10/30 11/15 11/21 After Nov 30
Golden-crowned Kinglet ** 10/7 10/17 11/15 After Nov 30 -
Great Blue Heron *** 8/2 11/5 11/16 After Nov 30 -
Northern Harrier ** 9/16 10/27 11/16 After Nov 30 -
Ruby-crowned Kinglet * 9/26 10/14 11/16 11/24 After Nov 30
Song Sparrow * 10/7 10/19 11/17 After Nov 30 -
American Wigeon * 10/10 10/30 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Northern Pintail * 10/18 10/31 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Green-winged Teal ** 10/11 11/4 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Black Vulture * 8/28 9/30 11/18 After Nov 30 -
White-throated Sparrow ** 10/9 10/19 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Gadwall * 10/17 10/30 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Northern Shoveler ** 10/22 11/4 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Redhead * 10/21 11/3 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Ruddy Duck ** 10/18 11/1 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Pied-billed Grebe ** 9/25 10/31 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Red-tailed Hawk * 10/1 10/26 11/20 After Nov 30 -
American Pipit * 10/22 11/4 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Bald Eagle ** 9/3 9/15 11/21 After Nov 30 -
Double-crested Cormorant * 9/27 10/11 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Ring-necked Duck * 10/20 11/5 11/23 After Nov 30 -
Brown Creeper * 10/6 10/18 11/23 After Nov 30 -
Eared Grebe * 10/21 11/4 11/24 After Nov 30 -

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Sandwich Tern * - 8/2 8/16 8/27 After Nov 30
Least Sandpiper * - 8/2 8/25 9/15 After Nov 30
Western Sandpiper * 8/2 8/17 8/31 9/15 After Nov 30
Cave Swallow * 8/2 8/28 9/4 9/16 11/21
Northern Mockingbird *** 9/7 9/23 10/10 10/26 11/22
Northern Rough-winged Swallow ** 9/25 10/3 10/13 11/2 11/20
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher *** 9/8 9/23 10/7 11/3 11/23
House Wren *** 9/23 10/6 10/28 11/12 After Nov 30
Lincoln's Sparrow ** 9/23 10/4 10/31 11/13 11/21
Tree Swallow ** 9/24 10/3 11/2 11/14 11/22
Sharp-shinned Hawk ** 9/8 9/24 10/28 11/15 After Nov 30
Vesper Sparrow * 10/12 10/23 11/7 11/15 11/22
Sora * 8/29 9/21 11/7 11/17 After Nov 30
Hermit Thrush * 10/15 10/25 11/11 11/17 11/21
Marsh Wren * 9/20 10/3 11/1 11/18 After Nov 30
Orange-crowned Warbler ** 10/17 10/28 11/10 11/18 11/24
Common Gallinule * 10/18 10/28 11/11 11/19 After Nov 30
Common Gallinule * 10/18 10/28 11/11 11/19 After Nov 30
American White Pelican * 9/29 10/30 11/15 11/21 After Nov 30
Eastern Meadowlark ** 10/2 10/15 11/3 11/23 After Nov 30
Ruby-crowned Kinglet * 9/26 10/14 11/16 11/24 After Nov 30
Franklin's Gull ** 10/14 10/26 11/7 11/25 After Nov 30

Great Plains

Moderate to locally heavy movements kick off the weekend after the passage of a strong frontal system and winter storm. The scene quiets significantly until Wednesday, when the arrival of the next storm system is expected. As this system passes, light to moderate movements will follow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Snow Goose. Dennis Cooke/Macaulay Library. eBird S32528388.

Snow Goose. Dennis Cooke/Macaulay Library. eBird S32528388.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Common Merganser *** 11/5 11/19 After Nov 30 - -

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker * 9/12 9/27 After Nov 30 - -
Brown Creeper ** 9/18 10/5 After Nov 30 - -
Dark-eyed Junco ****! 9/29 10/14 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Herring Gull ** 9/30 10/24 After Nov 30 - -
Purple Finch * 8/2 10/27 After Nov 30 - -
Rough-legged Hawk ** 10/12 10/29 After Nov 30 - -
Snow Goose *** 10/23 11/3 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Ross's Goose ** 10/25 11/5 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Bufflehead *** 10/29 11/7 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Cackling Goose *** 11/1 11/10 11/23 After Nov 30 -
Canada Goose *** 11/1 11/10 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Bald Eagle *** 10/17 11/10 After Nov 30 - -
Common Goldeneye ****! 11/5 11/15 After Nov 30 - -
Common Merganser *** 11/5 11/19 After Nov 30 - -

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
American White Pelican *** 8/2 9/8 10/18 After Nov 30 -
Red-winged Blackbird *** 9/12 9/26 10/22 After Nov 30 -
Double-crested Cormorant *** 9/10 9/26 10/23 After Nov 30 -
Western Grebe ** 9/6 10/17 10/31 After Nov 30 -
Pine Siskin * 9/26 10/9 11/2 After Nov 30 -
American Wigeon *** 10/4 10/20 11/4 11/20 After Nov 30
Greater White-fronted Goose *** 10/5 10/18 11/5 11/24 After Nov 30
Green-winged Teal *** 10/5 10/20 11/5 After Nov 30 -
Northern Pintail *** 10/10 10/23 11/6 After Nov 30 -
Ruddy Duck *** 10/13 10/24 11/6 11/21 After Nov 30
Horned Grebe *** 10/8 10/21 11/6 11/22 After Nov 30
Gadwall *** 10/9 10/20 11/7 After Nov 30 -
Northern Shoveler *** 10/19 10/27 11/7 11/19 After Nov 30
Redhead *** 10/17 10/26 11/8 11/20 After Nov 30
Canvasback *** 10/19 10/28 11/10 After Nov 30 -
Ring-billed Gull *** 10/11 10/23 11/10 After Nov 30 -
Common Loon ** 10/16 10/27 11/11 After Nov 30 -
Lesser Scaup *** 10/21 10/30 11/12 After Nov 30 -
Bonaparte's Gull *** 10/16 10/28 11/12 After Nov 30 -
Greater Scaup ** 10/26 11/5 11/16 After Nov 30 -
Mallard *** 10/14 10/31 11/17 After Nov 30 -
Hooded Merganser *** 10/23 11/3 11/17 After Nov 30 -
Bufflehead *** 10/29 11/7 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Snow Goose ** 10/23 11/3 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Dark-eyed Junco ** 9/29 10/14 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Ross's Goose * 10/25 11/5 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Canada Goose *** 11/1 11/10 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Cackling Goose ** 11/1 11/10 11/23 After Nov 30 -

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Black-bellied Plover * - 8/2 8/21 9/1 11/21
Wood Duck ** - 8/2 8/20 10/28 After Nov 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk * 8/31 10/2 10/17 10/28 After Nov 30
Red-shouldered Hawk * 8/2 9/7 9/29 10/28 11/25
Common Grackle *** 9/13 9/20 10/6 10/29 After Nov 30
Killdeer *** - - Before Aug 1 11/4 After Nov 30
Franklin's Gull *** 9/3 9/16 10/16 11/7 After Nov 30
Eastern Meadowlark *** 9/21 10/1 10/17 11/7 11/19
Merlin * 8/19 9/6 10/24 11/8 11/24
Red-tailed Hawk ** 9/5 9/27 10/27 11/9 After Nov 30
Northern Harrier *** 9/12 10/11 10/28 11/12 After Nov 30
American Avocet *** 9/23 10/5 10/20 11/12 After Nov 30
American Pipit *** 9/17 10/6 10/24 11/12 After Nov 30
Pied-billed Grebe *** 9/3 9/16 10/30 11/13 11/29
Sandhill Crane *** 10/7 10/18 10/31 11/13 After Nov 30
Ring-necked Duck *** 10/16 10/25 11/5 11/14 11/19
Golden-crowned Kinglet * 9/25 10/12 11/5 11/15 After Nov 30
Greater Yellowlegs *** - 8/2 10/27 11/16 After Nov 30
Northern Shoveler *** 10/19 10/27 11/7 11/19 After Nov 30
American Wigeon *** 10/4 10/20 11/4 11/20 After Nov 30
Redhead *** 10/17 10/26 11/8 11/20 After Nov 30
Ruddy Duck *** 10/13 10/24 11/6 11/21 After Nov 30
Horned Grebe *** 10/8 10/21 11/6 11/22 After Nov 30
Greater White-fronted Goose *** 10/5 10/18 11/5 11/24 After Nov 30

West

A generally quiet late season period in the region will see limited movements. Tuesday and Wednesday have the greatest likelihood of light to locally moderate flights, particularly in portions of the Desert Southwest and eastern Rockies.

Mew Gull. David Pereksta/Macaulay Library. eBird S32486832.

Mew Gull. David Pereksta/Macaulay Library. eBird S32486832.

Species on the Move

Beginning Arrivals What is this?

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Rough-legged Hawk * 10/12 11/29 After Nov 30 - -

Peaking Arrivals

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Northern Shoveler *** 8/6 8/20 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Northern Pintail ** 8/12 8/20 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Red-tailed Hawk *** 8/7 9/10 After Nov 30 - -
Say's Phoebe ** 9/1 9/13 11/21 After Nov 30 -
Varied Thrush ** 9/18 9/29 After Nov 30 - -
Cackling Goose ** 9/16 10/3 After Nov 30 - -
Herring Gull ** 9/28 10/13 After Nov 30 - -
Ruddy Duck ** 9/21 10/14 11/18 After Nov 30 -
American Wigeon *** 9/2 10/17 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Ring-necked Duck *** 9/21 10/17 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Bald Eagle ** 9/26 10/19 After Nov 30 - -
Greater Scaup * 10/8 10/20 After Nov 30 - -
Mew Gull ** 10/1 10/22 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Glaucous-winged Gull ** 10/10 10/23 After Nov 30 - -
Lesser Scaup *** 10/8 10/26 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Bufflehead *** 10/16 10/29 After Nov 30 - -
Pacific Loon * 10/14 10/29 11/24 After Nov 30 -
Hooded Merganser ** 10/19 11/2 After Nov 30 - -
Red-breasted Merganser ** 10/20 11/2 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Canada Goose ** 8/2 11/4 After Nov 30 - -
Trumpeter Swan * 10/21 11/4 After Nov 30 - -
Canvasback ** 10/9 11/4 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Tundra Swan ** 10/25 11/6 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Ferruginous Hawk * 10/25 11/6 After Nov 30 - -
Ring-billed Gull ** 8/10 11/7 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Barrow's Goldeneye * 10/25 11/8 After Nov 30 - -
Northern Harrier ** 8/17 11/8 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Ross's Goose * 10/30 11/9 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Sandhill Crane * 9/14 11/10 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Common Goldeneye *** 11/4 11/12 After Nov 30 - -

Beginning Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Greater Yellowlegs * 8/11 8/18 8/28 After Nov 30 -
Elegant Tern * 8/2 8/21 9/7 After Nov 30 -
Black-bellied Plover * 9/12 9/18 9/30 After Nov 30 -
Red-shouldered Hawk * 8/17 9/12 10/3 After Nov 30 -
Western Meadowlark * 9/16 9/30 10/16 After Nov 30 -
Belted Kingfisher * - 8/2 10/22 After Nov 30 -
Marsh Wren * 8/21 9/20 10/29 After Nov 30 -
Dunlin * 10/5 10/15 10/30 After Nov 30 -
Western Grebe *** 10/3 10/14 11/2 After Nov 30 -
Clark's Grebe * 10/8 10/18 11/6 After Nov 30 -
California Gull * 8/2 10/22 11/7 After Nov 30 -
Merlin * 8/30 9/14 11/9 11/28 After Nov 30
Bonaparte's Gull *** 10/17 10/28 11/10 After Nov 30 -
Pied-billed Grebe ** 8/2 10/19 11/11 After Nov 30 -
Eared Grebe *** 9/2 9/16 11/11 After Nov 30 -
Redhead * 10/3 10/14 11/14 After Nov 30 -
American Pipit * 8/31 9/11 11/15 After Nov 30 -
Gadwall * 10/7 10/25 11/17 After Nov 30 -
Green-winged Teal * 8/2 8/20 11/17 After Nov 30 -
Black Phoebe * 8/16 9/9 11/17 After Nov 30 -
Ruddy Duck * 9/21 10/14 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Sandhill Crane ** 9/14 11/10 11/18 After Nov 30 -
Tundra Swan * 10/25 11/6 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Northern Pintail * 8/12 8/20 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Canvasback * 10/9 11/4 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Lesser Scaup * 10/8 10/26 11/19 After Nov 30 -
Northern Shoveler ** 8/6 8/20 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Ring-necked Duck * 9/21 10/17 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Red-breasted Merganser * 10/20 11/2 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Northern Harrier ** 8/17 11/8 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Mew Gull * 10/1 10/22 11/20 After Nov 30 -
Say's Phoebe * 9/1 9/13 11/21 After Nov 30 -
Ross's Goose * 10/30 11/9 11/22 After Nov 30 -
American Wigeon * 9/2 10/17 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Ring-billed Gull * 8/10 11/7 11/22 After Nov 30 -
Pacific Loon * 10/14 10/29 11/24 After Nov 30 -

Ending Departures

Species Noticeability Migrants Begin Arriving Rapid Migrant Influx Peak Rapid Migrant Departure Last Migrants Depart
Sora * 8/21 9/1 9/13 9/23 After Nov 30
Marbled Godwit * 8/9 8/17 8/28 9/29 After Nov 30
American Avocet * 8/15 8/21 8/30 9/30 After Nov 30
Black Turnstone * 8/6 8/17 9/21 10/2 After Nov 30
Heermann's Gull * 8/15 9/14 9/21 10/2 After Nov 30
Brewer's Blackbird * 8/23 9/11 9/27 10/20 After Nov 30
Golden-crowned Sparrow * 9/13 9/26 10/19 10/26 11/18
Red-winged Blackbird ** 8/25 9/12 10/10 10/27 After Nov 30
Golden-crowned Kinglet * 9/10 10/4 10/23 11/6 11/18
Northern Flicker *** 9/5 9/29 10/16 11/8 11/22
Sharp-shinned Hawk * 8/23 9/10 10/19 11/11 After Nov 30
Red-necked Grebe * 8/26 10/20 11/3 11/13 11/20
Common Loon ** 10/12 10/23 11/4 11/14 11/22
Surf Scoter * 10/7 10/21 11/10 11/15 11/18
White-winged Scoter * 10/11 10/20 11/5 11/15 After Nov 30
Horned Grebe * 9/20 10/21 11/8 11/15 11/19

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