Birds in Ida’s wake

Andrew Farnsworth The Cornell Lab Aug 30, 2021

After the powerful, highly organized, and devastating Ida made landfall on Sunday in Louisiana as a category 4 storm (see this among other posts), numerous birds entrained and displaced by this storm have occurred far inland. This live map shows some of the current observations for a diversity of species entrained and displaced by this devastating storm. As this system tracks through the Ohio River Valley and into the Mid Atlantic, birders should safely and carefully watch for overland migrants (e.g. shorebirds, jaegers) downed in their high altitude flights by Ida’s continuing intense precipitation as well as species still traveling with the remnants of the circulation (especially Magnificent Frigatebird and Sooty Tern).