Gull Fight

Alex LamoreauxBehavior, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports1 Comment

Back on February 11th, 2012 I was enjoying the massive gathering of gulls at Daytona Beach Shores, Florida (eBird list). Picking through thousands of gulls is always exciting because at any moment a rarity could pop into your scope view. However, not only is it fun to look through gulls for the rare species, but also to watch the behavior … Read More

Failed chase, waterfowl, and a dark Rough-legged Hawk

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Migration, Missed Birds, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

My friends and I were bummed that we had missed out on a very chase-able Eurasian Wigeon during the spring and thought we had lost our chase to get that species for our PA state lists. That was until last week, when a male Eurasian Wigeon was reported at Yellow Creek SP, which is about 1.5 hrs from State College. … Read More

Provincetown Birding Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, eBird, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

Check out this link to ‘Provincetown Birding Part 1’. By 11:00am, we had arrived at the parking area for Race Point Beach.  Despite how dark and dreary it was, it wasn’t quite raining and the ocean wasn’t too choppy. Darker conditions often provide the most natural lighting while scanning with a spotting scope and it’s never very fun to sea-watch with … Read More

Provincetown Birding Part 1

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, eBird, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Trip Reports1 Comment

Ian Gardner, Josh Lefever, and I woke up on the morning of November 19th to the calls of Virginia Rails. We had set up camp the night before near High Head, near Provincetown – the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula. As we crawled out of our sleeping bags and into the cool morning air, birds were all over. Seven species … Read More

Last minute duck luck on Long Island, New York

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, eBird, Listing, Migration, Missed Birds, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

Ian Gardner, Josh Lefever, and I camped in my SUV on the night of November 16th. We parked the car near Alley Pond Park, with plans to be able to wake up the next morning and already be right there to try for the Virginia’s Warbler. This was the first night of our 5 day trip through coastal New England. … Read More

Lighthouse Point Park, CT – Shrike, Snow Buntings, and a Red-shoulder

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports7 Comments

After our good luck at East Shore Park (link to photos), we drove over to nearby Lighthouse Point Park. Our primary target here was a continuing immature Northern Shrike plus we wanted to find as many Connecticut birds as we could since we knew this was our last stop of our entire 5 day trip through New England. On the … Read More

Greater White-fronted Goose and 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls–Lehigh County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, eBird, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

On my way to the Allen’s Hummingbird in Bucks County this morning, I briefly stopped at Dorney Pond (eBird list) in Lehigh County to look for the reported Greater White-fronted Goose. The bird wasn’t there, unfortunately. This was the 3rd time I had visited Dorney Pond over the past 2 years in order to see a GWFG and didn’t get it. … Read More

Allen’s Hummingbird–Bucks County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities4 Comments

PA’s 3rd state record for Allen’s Hummingbird recently turned up at Babe Webster’s home in Bucks County. Originally it was assumed that the bird was an immature male Rufous Hummingbird when it first visited Babe’s yard on November 12th, until Scott Weidensaul was able to the capture and band the hummingbird on November 21st and confirmed that it is an … Read More

Rufous Hummingbird–Juniata County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Feeding, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, Photography, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Chad Kaufman and Aden Troyer teamed up to run a fall/winter hummingbird contest in Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder County area of central Pennsylvania for this season. Their efforts to get out the word concerning attracting and reporting rare hummingbirds have paid off, with 3 Selasphorus hummingbirds having already been found in Juniata County this year. Wayne Laubscher was able to … Read More

Storm Birding

Corey HusicBirding, birds in flight, General News and Info2 Comments

As anyone in the United States should know, a large storm hit the mid-Atlantic last week, bringing strong winds and rain to much of the eastern United States. This powerful storm brought hundreds of seabirds inland, causing jaegers to show up on inland lakes and storm-petrels to be found flying around major rivers. Birders all over the region flocked to … Read More