I want to know where these birds are headed. They are off to a tropical getaway.
Radars don’t only pick up weather reports they can also pick up non-meteorological things — like smoke, swarms of bugs and large flocks of birds. National Weather Service in Key West caught the migration of birds moving through the South of Florida. Birds moving south away from colder weather is nothing new — but what is cool is how scientists and bird watchers use weather radar to track their migration.
A map shows real-time analysis of bird migration around the country and can even tell you the number of birds passing over a certain area.
We all know this is a sign of Fall coming, but not for Florida.
And here's a full 24 hour animation since yesterday showing an even more spectacular display. Three distinct waves of birds: one during the day across the Gulf and Dry Tortugas, then the nocturnal exodus of the Keys, and finally overnight migration departing the Everglades. ???? pic.twitter.com/OJN0XuogL8— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 17, 2019