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#1 SuzanneO

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:12 AM

I didn't see a place to discuss migration, but I thought I'd say I saw a Red-eyed Vireo here in Central Panama on the 8th. Seemed a little early.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:41 AM

I am seeing less of REVs. . . . wouldn't surprise me if some have migrated.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:46 AM

I remember the other day someone on the forum from Texas was already seeing yellow warblers. Makes me wonder if the birds know something we don't know? Are they migrating early because they came up earlier this year because of the mild weather? Or do they know it's going to be a bear of a winter, and they're getting the heck out of dodge?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

i had lots of Bullocks orioles here early this spring and they nested earlier than usual. they also fledged their young earlier and i had at least a dozen or more young ones but the males left out back in late july and both the females and the young ones have been gone for over a week already.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:25 AM

My husband saw his first Ruby-throat this week in Central Texas, but I see no sign mine are leaving. In fact I have never seen as many as I have this year. I also saw a family(?) of 5 REV flipping in the leaves, so mine are still here (North Central Massachusetts). Just a thought but maybe they are leaving the drought areas early?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Migration is in full swing here in Illinois. I have seen several reports of 10+ warbler species days in the last week or so. Shorebirds have been moving for a couple weeks. Teal are starting to come through.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

We're starting to get all kinds of cool birds coming through San Diego now. I'm waiting for Folkeye's Black-and-white Warbler to show up here soon. ;)
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:20 AM

I've had a B & W warbler in my yard all week. She even used my birdbath, but I am in their normal range.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

We're starting to get all kinds of cool birds coming through San Diego now. I'm waiting for Folkeye's Black-and-white Warbler to show up here soon. ;)


I didn't expect the black and white warbler to be so pretty because black and white are plain and kind of boring colours but the Black and White Warbler is acually really pretty.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Just in from an early morning walk. I left at 7:00--got back around 9:30. I saw a Prothonatory Warbler and an American Redstart. I need to do some reading to see if it is the norm for them to be in Panama so early. I have not been here in August or early Septmeber before, so maybe this is the usual time. Also this week Spotted Sandpiper and Yellow Warbler.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Oh, man, I can't wait for all these guys to get down here!!!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Oh, man, I can't wait for all these guys to get down here!!!


Hi Helen,
I'm in Fort Sherman, Panama (across Limon Bay from Colon); I think these birds will have passed you already. Maybe this batch skipped you? I don't know what the migration pattern is. Maybe they flew across the Gulf of Mexcio, across the Yucatan straight to Belize, across Bahia Amatique, and to Honduras? Oh no, more to read about!!! :lol:
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi Helen,
I'm in Fort Sherman, Panama (across Limon Bay from Colon); I think these birds will have passed you already. Maybe this batch skipped you? I don't know what the migration pattern is. Maybe they flew across the Gulf of Mexcio, across the Yucatan straight to Belize, across Bahia Amatique, and to Honduras? Oh no, more to read about!!! :lol:
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No, I don't think so; they must be different individuals. I have Black and White, Yellow, Townsend's, Wilson's, Magnolia, Yellow-Rumped, and Tennessee Warblers, along with Baltimore Orioles, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks,Wood-Pewees, and American Kestrels around my house all winter. American Redstarts winter in lower areas. I also get a bunch of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and a few Yellow-Billed Cuckoos passing through in the fall, but the Cuckoos go farther south and the Rubies prefer to winter at lower elevations. I occasionally see Yellow-Breasted Chats and Eastern Towhees near my house too. I thought for a second I had seen a warbler yesterday, but it was just a Rufous-Collared Sparrow!

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