Yup, its getting to that time of year, when the push of neotropical migrants is starting to build, and over the next 6ish weeks we'll see the main push of spring migrants. I'm heading down to the island to 'set-up' my microphone for field work next Friday. For those that don't know, besides looking at 'reverse migrant's', I'm also going to be looking at nocturnal migrants with the 21C microphone, built by Old Bird Inc. this year, so it should be pretty neat.
There's some cool software that I'll be using to analyze the recordings - one is specifically designed to ID Dickcissel's! I've had 8 Dickcissel's since 2010, while doing reverse migration monitoring, so its likely they show up more frequently over night.
I'm hoping for a 'real' CMF this year....I haven't had any since the Western Wood-Pewee in 2010, so hopefully I'll get something along the lines of one of these....
Anyways, one of these guys would surely make my day.