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Atlantic Flyway review: Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Region IV, Fall 2001

North American Bird Bander

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Abstract

The Hollywood, Butler Island, and Wekiva Basin stations did not operate this year, but we welcome back Jekyll Island, GA, with its flagship species, Western Palm Warbler (835); and we are glad to have a report from Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Florida to replace the Wekiva Station.

Except for a couple of good rains in August, the second half of the year was droughty in Maryland and Virginia, while Florida had a surplus of rain throughout the autumn. Baltimore recorded its driest fall since 1941. The 2001 stream inflow entering Chesapeake Bay was 36 percent below normal, securing the status of the region's longest running drought since the 1960s. Part of the extended drought can be blamed on two consecutive years without a hurricane making landfall in continental United States--the first time in two decades that this had happened. September and October averaged cooler than normal throughout the region, but the other months had excessive heat. The stations that opened in early August detected little movement in the first half of the .month. States to the north of us were experiencing record-breaking heat, culminating in the hottest day in the past quarter century in New York City (104°F) on 9 Aug. On the following day he temperature 40 feet below the surface of Lake Erie more than three miles off Cleveland reached 80°F for the first time in history.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Atlantic Flyway review: Piedmont-Coastal Plain, Region IV, Fall 2001
Series title:
North American Bird Bander
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
Western, Inland, and Eastern Bird Banding Associations
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
97
Last page:
100
Country:
United States