Date: 10/7/18 11:49 am From: world oceans <world.oceans7...> Subject: [GABO-L] Watch for the tropicals!
In case you have not heard, Tropical Storm Michael is on its way from Yucatan to the Florida panhandle and Alabama Gulf coast. Its widest potential track shows it becoming a hurricane and impacting virtually all of Georgia late Wednesday and Thursday.
This means two things: we should think carefully about any plans we have for moving about the state later this week; and we should watch for tropical stray birds. They often ride north (against their wishes) and scatter widely in October when a big storm moves inland. Those of us who especially love to chase hurricane birds and track rarities are now studying our field guides so we know what all those extralimital goodies look like!
Most importantly, please consider your driving plans carefully -- especially if they involve southern Georgia or Florida during the latter half of this next week. Don't ruin your fall birding by trying to drive through flood waters or monstruous winds.