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Bird Migration Forecasts in Real-Time

When, where, and how far will birds migrate? Our migration forecasts will answer these questions for the first time.

Scientific Discussion

Final Spring 2020 forecast and live migration maps tonight (and some closing thoughts on the season)

As of June 9-10 Team BirdCast is calling spring 2020 a wrap. Our forecasts and live migration maps return on or about 10 August 2020. In the coming months we hope to follow several threads from stories we highlighted during the spring. Here are some possibilities.

Tropical Storm Cristobal

Here comes Tropical Storm Cristobal, forecast to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana on Sunday evening. With safety the top priority, we briefly highlight a few possible tropical and pelagic species that might appear far inland in the wake of the storm's passage.

Species on the move (maybe …): Fork-tailed Flycatcher

We are nearing a seasonal window during which many records of Fork-tailed Flycatcher, a spectacular and elegant vagrant to the US from South America, have occurred. The BirdCast team thought you might like to know that conditions could be favorable for the arrival of this wandering species somewhere in the US ... maybe.

Migration Story: 23 May 2020, magic on the coast of Virginia

23 May 2020 on the eastern shore of Virginia brought some migration magic to a small habitat patch for some lucky observers. Just over 200 migrants in a 10-acre patch. Our friend Ned Brinkley describes the action and puts it in proper perspective.

Migration alert: coastal mid Atlantic and Long Island, 22 May 2020

A stationary front in the Carolinas, evolving into a cold front and moving offshore with some strong storms and southerly flow in advance of its movement, could make for some interesting birding along the immediate mid Atlantic and Long Island coasts.

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