7 May 2023
I haven’t seen a bright red scarlet tanager yet this Spring but I think today’s the day.
Last night from the Rockies to the East Coast nearly a billion birds flew overhead in the continental U.S. According to BirdCast‘s map 886.4 million birds were in the air at 1:00am. The bright white and yellow portions of the map were especially intense.
The birds will land before dawn, perhaps in your neighborhood. I hope some of the prettiest choose Pittsburgh.
Here are a few of the species we’ll see today and in the week ahead in southwestern Pennsylvania. Check the migration forecast at BirdCast every day.
It’s time to get outdoors!
(photos by Steve Gosser, map screenshot from BirdCast)