I just saw a write-up on an email from Journey North on some migration activity just south of us and thought it’d be neat to share. This time of year is so filled with anticipation – when will we see the first bluebells, when will the first tanagers and vireos arrive, will the red-breasted grosbeak visit the feeder as it pushes through our area, what will my first butterfly of the season be? Oh, it’s just so much fun!
Anyway, in line with all that, here’s the report from just south of us on birds that are coming our way! Let us know what migrants you’re seeing – and report it on the Journey North website too – it’s pretty cool to be part of this citizen science project!
From Journey North:
“There has been a lot of migration this past week! The rain last week didn’t slow the birds down for long, and the strong southerly winds helped bring in a lot of new species…It was a pretty good week in the eastern US, with people along the Alabama coast seeing the most. They reported seeing many White-eyed Vireos, Worm-eating Warblers, and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and people in Louisiana reported their first Indigo Buntings. Here in Tennessee, the first Purple Martins showed up at my study site, and I heard the first Blue-headed Vireo of the season. Blue-headed Vireos also showed up in both Carolinas. The southerly winds have also helped push the first Tree Swallows and Northern Rough-winged Swallows up into Pennsylvania.”