Weather Station Picks Up Migratory Bird Flock on Radar Headed to South Florida


It was picked up by Key West’s weather radar early Wednesday morning, when a burst of bright colors suddenly appeared between Cuba and South Florida.

Believe it or not, what you’re seeing on the radar below is a giant flock of migratory birds flooding out of Cuba to make their annual trips north as spring temperatures start to take hold. Much like weather radars detect approaching weather systems, radars can also ‘see’ other things, like birds, bats and even insects.


The timing of this phenomenon makes perfect sense, as many bird species across the country head north to take advantage of warmer temperatures in late spring.

Keep a close watch on the radar over the next couple of weeks.

If you see something similar, there’s a pretty good chance you’re seeing birds migrating north.

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