Radar shows pipeline of birds migrating to Wisconsin with help from south winds
Get your orange halves, jelly, sugar water and binoculars ready!
Officials with the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative shared on Facebook a radar image from early Sunday, April 29, which shows a pipeline of birds migrating up the central United States.
According to the WBCI, the corridor of favorable south winds triggering this would shift eastward Sunday and bring a wealth of new migrants to Wisconsin Sunday night through Wednesday.
Among them will be the first Baltimore orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, ruby-throated hummingbirds and various warblers.
It was just a few weeks ago that wildlife officials were encouraging people to put out food for birds after our late April snowfall — with wildlife rehabilitation centers taking in emaciated birds that had difficulty finding food due to the snow cover.