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The Gifts of the Crane

I live near a region of northern California on a bird migration belt called the Pacific Flyway.  Every winter for over 20 years I have driven a few hours north in search of the sandhill crane. 355 more words


29 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

Migrants are still on the move.  A fairly heavy movement was picked up on the ATX station (Seattle) radar.  It was a bit more moderate down here in the Metro Area (RTX), and concentrated in the east counties. 148 more words


24 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

Winds aloft were out of the south and migration was very light.  Main activity was in the east counties and Cascade Crest.  I would think some good birding could be had by checking out the ridge lines for hawks and the lakes for divers up in the Cascades. 75 more words


23 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

Neutral conditions of light variable winds and clear skies — moderate migration.

A well organized low pressure system is spinning up in the Gulf of Alaska.  59 more words


22 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

Welcome to Fall.

Birds were jamming last night!  Decent conditions, light northerly winds on a clear night across the Pacific Northwest.

The grand passage of the Greater White-fronted Geese yesterday – wow!  127 more words


21 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

I just got back from a walk around the block, specifically to listen for migrating Greater White-fronted Geese.  They were streaming overhead, flock after flock, non-stop. 146 more words


18 September 2015 - PNW Migration Update

With the rain moving through, and the low pressure trough moving on, we had some decent conditions for migration.  And indeed, some migrants took advantage of the situation.  78 more words