All, A major storm system is projected to move from the central Plains Thursday to Illinois Friday and Ohio by Sunday. A very strong southwesterly flow will set up ahead of this storm across much of the eastern U.S into PA and parts of NY state. I imagine with the chilly weather and delayed spring a lot of our earlier migrants, like loons/grebes, waterfowl, gulls, terns etc are going to stream north toward NY. Some of us many see temperatures climb into the 70s especially southern parts of the state! But unfortunately, a frontal system is projected to drop south and stall over upstate NY Friday from about Buffalo to Albany and Saturday close to the NY/PA border. It will be much chillier north of the front with northerly winds. Hence, this front could be a zone where birds drop out leading to fallout conditions and lots of migrants and maybe even some rarities. Wherever this front sets up should be awesome.
Good luck and good birding to all! Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --