Welcome back to the Fall 2013 edition of BirdCast! Many with an eye toward monitoring migration have been watching the slow transition from the breeding season into the earliest of the autumn’s movements since the beginning of July. Those with an eye to the coast (and wetlands in general) probably saw the first southbound shorebirds earlier this month, and those with an eye toward searching for vagrant shorebirds perhaps took great joy in finding or seeing Red-necked Stint, Lesser Sand-Plover, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Ruff, and even a stray Pacific Golden-Plover. Those with an ear to the night sky have been hearing the early Yellow Warblers moving south for several weeks, followed more recently by Louisiana Waterthrush and exploring Least Bitterns, Canada Warblers, and Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Of course, these are harbingers of movements to come, en masse, in the coming weeks and months. So, please, check back on the site regularly for weekly migration forecast and analysis and more regulary updates when interesting events take place! As always, please enter all of your observations at eBird.org.