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Spring 2017
Wednesdays, March 1 - May 3
 
Ornithologist Dr. David Aborn
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Ornithologist Dr. David Aborn shares the news of weather and migration. Follow his weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds to predict when you will see songbirds traveling through your locale.
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    March 1
Songbird migration is beginning! Dr. Aborn takes off with his report from an important wintering ground and a primer on weather and migration.
 
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March 8
Spring migrants have started to trickle in. Will weather be favorable again for them to fly north, and for new arrivals from the tropics?
March 15
Many songbirds arrived in many places, until winter returned with a vengeance! Find out when Dr. Aborn predicts better flying weather and where.
March 22
"Spring has officially arrived and the birds seem to know it!", exclaimed Dr. Aborn. New migrants reached as far north as Virginia, Illinois and Oregon. See which arrived, and read his fallout forecast too.
 
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March 29
Southerly winds brought big songbird numbers north to Maryland, Missouri and Ohio. Watch them take off on NEXRAD radar, and learn why Dr. Aborn predicts that "this is when the fun begins!"
April 5
Back-to-back rounds of storms are slowing migration, but bottled up birds have made good birding. Find out where, and when Dr. Aborn expects "clear skies . . . and a lot of movement."
April 12
There's a "multitude of migrants" says Dr. Aborn! Winds behind this week's front were mild, so several species arrived in big numbers. Find out where and when to see them.
 
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April 19
"Migration is definitely in full swing!", exclaimed Dr. Aborn. Good weather allowed many migrants to get far north. Will this coming week be just as active? Saturday is Earth Day. Learn what you can do for the Earth, and migrating birds.
April 26
"I could not believe it" one birder exclaimed, seeing thousands of birds everywhere during the first fallout. Will the trend continue? Where is migration peaking and where is it just getting busy?
May 3
It happened again. . .another fallout! Will we see a third? When will weather allow migrants to reach their final destination and begin breeding? "Help birds along the way" and have fun at events for International Migratory Bird Day.
 
 
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