Fall 2016 Week 3 Update

ruby-throated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

This week we found more birds than last week (table 1.).  Last week Cornell Lab of Ornithology forecast that migration would slow as the week progressed, that is what we found as from Tuesday on, bird collisions started decreasing (table 2.).  This past weekend we saw an increase in northern winds and as the week progresses we should see these conditions coincide with offshore remnants of tropical storm Karl and bring an increase in migration from Wednesday to Friday.


Table 1.) Total species collected between September 19th and 25th

common yellow-throat

common yellowthroat


Table 2.) Number of birds found on each day from the 19th to the 25th.


magnolia warbler

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for continued updates throughout the fall season.  For information on how to get involved or volunteer, email birdsafepgh@gmail.com for more info.  Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@birdsafepgh) and Twitter (@birdsafePGH) as well!

Dead birds are taken to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and become specimens in the Section of Birds.

Live birds are transported to the Animal Rescue League’s Wildlife Center for rehabilitation and release.

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