Spring has arrived in North America, as hard as that can be to believe in the northern regions of the continent. However, the BirdCast Regional Migration Forecasts have begun – and that means the birds can’t be far behind! Do you want to know what species of migrant birds will be showing up in your neck of the woods on any given week throughout the migration season? If so, tune in to BirdCast on Fridays for a weekly update on the Species on the Move in your region! These updates will also be posted on the eBird Facebook and Twitter pages – by following those pages you can get the same information! The BirdCast forecast highlights migrant species that you can expect to see in each of the regions covered: West; Great Plains; Upper Midwest and Northeast; and Gulf Coast and Southeast.
Here are links to each of the regions, where you can see what to expect in your backyard or favorite birding spot! All of these forecasts are generated with your eBird data, and wouldn’t be possible without eBirders like you!
Weekend birders can look forward to widespread light to moderate movements across the West, while Monday through Wednesday brings similarly widespread light to moderate flights in the East. Species on the move this week will include Blue-winged Teal, Turkey Vulture, Eastern Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Lucy’s Warbler, and Hooded Warbler.