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Ornithologist Dr. David Aborn Spring 2015: Wednesdays, February 25 - May 6, 2015
Ornithologist Dr. David Aborn is back this spring to share the secrets of weather and migration. In his weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds, learn to read weather maps and predict when you will see songbirds traveling through YOUR locale.
Image: David Aborn

May 6
"For most of the country, there have been clear skies and southerly winds, so many migrants have been able to make a lot of progress north," reports ornithologist David Aborn.


Image by Laura Erickson


April 29
"This should be a good week for seeing migrants," predicts ornithologist David Aborn. See how the weather map supports his prediction!

Veery by David Aborn

American Redstart

April 22
"Migration is peaking in the southern US, and is well underway in the north," reports Dr. David Aborn. Are you getting out there to enjoy it? Happy Earth Day!

American Redstart by Laura Erickson

Scarlet Tanager

April 15
April showers may bring May flowers, but they don’t do much for songbird migration!" notes David Aborn. According to the weather map, what's the outlook for birders?


Scarlet Tanager by Mike's Birds

Painted Bunting

April 8
"While there might be a lot of birds arriving, they won’t be able to get very far," reveals David Aborn as we look at this week's weather map. See why!

Painted Bunting by Laura Erickson

White-eyed Vireo

April 1
"It might be April 1st," says Dr. David Aborn, "but it is no prank that spring migration has picked up! Migrants are headed your way, so get out there and give them a good welcome!"

White-eyed Vireo by Laura Erickson

Prairie Warbler

March 25
"Migrants have been in a bit of a squeeze", notes Dr. Aborn in summarizing last week's weather. But the April pick up is coming!


Prairie Warbler by Laura Erickson

Indigo Bunting

March 18
See today's weather map and find out why Dr. Aborn predicts migrants will have to wait until the weekend for good flying weather.


Indigo Bunting by Laura Erickson

Northern Parula

March 11
I can attest first-hand that spring songbird migration is here!" declares Dr. David Aborn. See what the weather map holds this week for birdwatchers.


Northern Parula by Laura Erickson

March 4
The first migrants of 2015 have arrived! What will this week's weather bring for new spring migrants? Dr. Aborn guides us in making some predictions.


Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Laura Erickson

Tree Swallow

February 25
It is still too early for much movement, but the first signs of spring are appearing! Dr. Aborn invites you to get ready with this weather and migration tutorial.


Tree Swallow by Laura Erickson

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