Jo Hays Vista – 574 Migrant Raptors!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Migration3 Comments

Today we had 574 raptors migrant past Jo Hays Vista, the biggest one-day count during the fall ever at JHV. The flight was dominated by Broad-winged Hawks, but seven other species of migrant raptor also made appearances. Most of the birds were either really high up or really far out to the north. Although, almost all of the kestrels flew … Read More

South Hills Census near Twin Falls, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding1 Comment

Alex and I were able to use one of our days off this week to help on the fourth year of the South Hills Bird Census near Twin Falls, Idaho.  The count is organized by the Prairie Falcon Audubon Society, and covers a large portion of the South Hills, a fairly unique ecosystem in south-central Idaho. Alex and I joined Cheryl … Read More

Dunnings Mountain Hawk Watch

Anna FasoliBird Sightings, Birding2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I looked out the window and saw this American Robin sitting on the porch as a few snow flurries fell. For awhile, he didn’t move, and as I was planning a frozen bird rescue, the sun came out and he started moving. I watched from inside our warm cozy house, feeling rather guilty as I sipped my hot tea, … Read More

Northern Wheatear – Fox Point State Park, Delaware

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Chase, Rarities2 Comments

On December 22nd, Colin Campbell was biking around Fox Point State Park near Wilmington, Delaware and discovered a Northern Wheatear. This is a very rare species to North America and only the 2nd record ever for Delaware. The first record was in 1957. I carpooled down this morning to see the bird. Kyle Aldinger, Ian Gardner, and I arrived at … Read More

Raptors, Meadowlarks, and a Partial Albino Crow!

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Photography2 Comments

This afternoon I once again went out and drove around some farm roads in Hershey, PA to take photos of raptors and figure out some of their territories. I was able to find 7 different Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, and 4 different American Kestrels as well as many Turkey Vultures and some Black Vultures. There were two areas that had a pair … Read More