Borneo Big Day

Steve BrennerBig Days, Birding, Listing, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Hank Aaron, Edmund Hillary, Billy Mitchell: record holders and champions of their respective fields. While a big day of birding isn’t exactly the same as reaching the summit of Everest or holding the highest score in Q*bert, the task of racking up as many species as possible in 24 hours can be daunting in its own right. Make the birding location … Read More

Crested Caracaras at Sunset

Tim SchreckengostPhotographyLeave a Comment

Drew and I spent the last two hours of January 21st looking for the Smooth-billed Ani in Broward County, Florida. We worked a 100 meter stretch of scrubby habitat along Government Rd. anxiously waiting for the ani to pop out, call, and make it’s presence known. There were numerous birds flying to roost during our ani search including White Ibis, … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 27

Tim SchreckengostPhotographyLeave a Comment

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. I arrived in Florida for the World Digiscopers Meeting and Space Coast Birding … Read More

Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz – November 15th, 2014

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Featured, Rarities1 Comment

A Search for Rarities and Fall Migrants along the Delaware Bay and Seashore! The Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz (CDBB) will be held on November 15th, 2014. The main target area for the count is coastal habitat between Fowler Beach Road and Fenwick Island, with primary focus on scrub and marsh habitat, but the bay and ocean will not be neglected. This post … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 3

Tim SchreckengostBirding1 Comment

See also Part 1 | Part 2 I started out Saturday morning sea watching from Eagle Beach (eBird Checklist), where Brown Pelicans and Magnificent Frigatebirds were plentiful. I scanned the beach and noticed four Common Terns to the east, my first for the island. More people were showing up on the beach and the avian activity slowed, so I decided to … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 2

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

See also: Part 1 | Part 3   I didn’t do much birding during our third day on the island, but I managed to hit a few spots as we explored the southeast portion of the island before dinner. As we were driving, I pulled off into a shady parking lot (eBird Checklist) to scan the beach and sea for anything interesting. Of … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 1

Tim SchreckengostBirding2 Comments

See also: Part 2 | Part 3 On Monday, June 23rd, my wife and I flew from Pittsburgh to Aruba for our honeymoon. Everyone who knows my wife is aware that she is not a birder and will only tolerate a certain amount of birding – a fine line I’ve been walking since I started birding five years ago! The trip … Read More

Phone Skope Big Year Update

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last gave an update about my Phone Skope Big Year (First Update, Second Update). Anyway, it’s been about six months and I finally hit 100 species for the year. Remember, my goal is to Phone Skope 200 species. February was filled with gulls, waterfowl, … Read More

Parking Lot Birding – Common Raven in Cecil County, MD

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Yesterday morning, Matt Boone picked me up around 8:00 to bird the Susquehanna River at Port Deposit for a couple of hours before spending the rest of the day mindlessly flipping through pages of a stat book. A mile down the road, Matt decided he wanted to get gas before we got too far, so we pulled into the first … Read More

This Week in Birding 58

Charlotte WasylikGeneral News and InfoLeave a Comment

:: New York State’s Mute Swans get a reprieve :: New research, from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol, finds an even earlier origin for birds, at least 20 million years before the famous Archaeopteryx :: Female Brown-headed Cowbirds are better than males at navigating, according to a new study :: The first New Zealand Storm Petrel egg has been found by scientists :: Republican Congressman James Langford of Oklahoma, who is running … Read More