Radar shows pipeline of birds migrating to Wisconsin with help from south winds

Published: Apr. 30, 2018 at 7:37 AM CDT
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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.