2019 Top 10 Birding Highlights

Tim HealyBirding, General Rant, Listing, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Like many nature-based bloggers, I enjoy closing each year with a retrospective highlight reel. Ever since 2016, this personal countdown has taken the form of a Top 10 Lifers post, detailing the best new species I tallied during the preceding months. 2019, however, has been the undisputed biggest year of my life thus far. A pair of long-awaited dream trips … Read More

There will be games

a guest bloggerBirding, Featured, Trip Reports3 Comments

Friend of NemesisBird, Matt Sabatine, provides another great guest article – this one about his recent trip to Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona where he met up with Alex Lamoreaux for a little birding near Salt Lake City and the Grand Tetons…. Actor John Cusack was once visiting the domicile of the great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and surprised by the … Read More

Whimbrel and 3 Avocets– Sept ’12, Somerset County, PA

Mike LanzoneBehavior, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Identification, Rarities2 Comments

On September 4th after returning from out of town, my wife, Trish Miller, and I were birding our Somerset Lake route. One of our first stops is on the south side of the lake. As we scanned the south side I notice a large shorebird bathing on the far shore. I couldn’t make out much from that side, so we … Read More

Delaware Day Trip

Alex LamoreauxBig Days, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, eBird, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

On August 12th Chad Kauffman, Andy McGann, Jason Weller, and I traveled down to Delaware to check out various shorebird hotspots as well as try to boost our personal Delaware state lists. There was also quite a bit of lifer potential for Jason which always makes a trip more fun because I love helping people see a species for the … Read More

My Top 25 Most Wanted Centre County Species for 2012

Alex LamoreauxBirding, General Rant, Listing, Photography1 Comment

2012 is my third calendar year birding in Centre County, PA. So far I have only birded in the county during the fall semester of 2010 and the fall semester of 2011. I have never birded in Centre County during the spring or summer. During the two fall semesters that I have been in the county for, I have managed … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 1: Sweetwater Wetlands and Madera Canyon

Drew WeberBirding4 Comments

On July 28th after work, Alex and I headed west to pick up our friends Chris and Mark (from Pennsylvania) from the Tucson Airport.  A few months ago, Mark joined us on a 4 day birding trip in Idaho, and we were glad Chris was able to make this trip.  Chris and Mark hadn’t spent much time birding in the south west, … Read More

Desert Shorebirding!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, General News and Info, Migration, Rarities, Science2 Comments

A few of the cuckoos that we fitted with radio transmitters have gone missing, so this morning, Anna and I drove around to all of our cuckoo sites to search for them using our car-mounted radio-receiver. This ‘cuckoo-finder’, as we call it, has two yagi antennae’s, that work in unison to be able to pick up a cuckoo’s radio telemetry … Read More

Spring Shore-birding in Idaho

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Migration, Photography2 Comments

Spring and fall shore-birding is one of my favorite activities; you never know what might show up in a flock of shorebirds on a mudflat! This spring I am in Idaho and so I had a bunch of new shorebird spots to check out. By far the best spot that I went to on a regular basis for shorebirds was … Read More

Birding CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA

Anna FasoliBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, PhotographyLeave a Comment

On Easter, Alex and I drove south towards the Snake River to bird the CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA.  At a small marsh on the Snake River, Alex and I tried calling rails again, hoping to pull out a Sora.  Instead, we were answered by a chorus of Virginia Rails, including one that walked right up to us … Read More

New Jersey Birding – Part 3

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Trip Reports3 Comments

For the fourth day of our trip, on the 22nd, we really didnt have anything planned, so we figured we would just spend some more time at the Avalon Sea Watch since we all had a great time there. So after a quick stop at Higbee Beach (where bird activity was basically nonexistent) we drove over to Avalon. As we … Read More