Welcome to Spring 2014!
Dr. Aborn's 2014 weekly Weather Forecasts for Migrating Songbirds will be published on these Wednesdays:

  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30

How's this week's weather for songbird migration?
Ornithologist Dr. David Aborn is back this spring to share the secrets of weather and migration. Learn to read weather maps and predict when you will see songbirds traveling through YOUR locale. Enjoy Dr. Aborn's friendly Wednesday updates and latest weather maps each week during the migration season.

Dr. David Aborn
Dr. David Aborn
Photo: Laura Erickson
Coming from South America
How to Read a Weather Map
Dr. Aborn describes the general features found on a weather map and explains how weather systems affect bird migration.

Is today a good day for migration?
Look at today's weather map (see "Forecasts" section). Find the high pressure systems and note the wind direction. Can you find any places where the weather looks good, from a migratory bird's point of view?