This site will provide daily links to internet nature reports related to Hurricane Irene 2011. We know that hurricanes are very dangerous, damaging and costly. This site is NOT encouraging anybody to go out and endanger themselves to see birds or the storm itself. Even after the storm there can be dangers, such as electric wires on the wet ground. This site, however, will focus mostly on bird-related changes caused by this storm, including southern and tropical birds which may be blown north by the winds. We will monitor all the daily posts on the twenty East Coast bird lists from Florida up to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. It will be interesting to see how this storm is reflected on these twenty birding lists.
Here is a snapshot of the estimated storm track as of 8pm August 24, 2011.....slightly to the east of the projected track last night....
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There will be plenty of hurricane-related posts on the East Coast bird lists over the next 7 days, and here are the first several of them....click on the blue-colored links to jump to those posts, and then you can use your browser's "back button" to return to this site...
New Brunswick ... the first hurricane related post from New Brunswick, Canada
No hurricane posts from Maine yet.
No hurricane posts from Vermont yet.
No hurricane posts from New Hampshire yet.
The Massachusetts Birding List Hurricane Irene could be very damaging
No hurricane posts from Rhode Island yet.
Connecticut Birds Hurricane Irene appears to be aiming at us
No hurricane posts from New York yet.
No hurricane posts from New Jersey yet.
No hurricane posts from Delaware yet.
MDOsprey Birding List Starting to think about the hurricane hitting Maryland
Virginia Birding First post about the hurricane from Virginia
The Carolinas Birding List No hurricane posts from the Carolinas yet.
Georgia Birding Georgia is starting to think about the hurricane, as per this posting....
"Subject: Hurricane Irene Alert -
Possible Storm-Blown Pelagic Birds - Maybe Friday through Sunday or so!
From: Mark McShane
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:20:01 -0400
Hurricane Irene bears watching and is slated to come up the Georgia coast
Friday and Saturday. Depending on the actual track of the storm we may get
some pelagic species storm-blown onto the Georgia coast and even inland
Friday-Sunday, or even later, as the birds collect themselves and
hopefully head back out to sea! ...
Also, here's a link to Lydia Thompson's interesting report of 8/22/2008
concerning storm-blown pelagic species on the Georgia coast then:
Coastal Georgia Birding: Hanging on by toenails
It's possible that some Georgia inland lakes may end up attracting and
holding storm-tossed pelagic species from this storm for a short while!"
Birdbrains ... some first hurricane thoughts from Florida