Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Chase, Rarities1 Comment

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted the first two records as well; in 1993 and 1998. One of the former records eventually flew over the Delaware Bay and went to a collection of impoundments in Delaware for … Read More

Conejohela Flats – Black Terns and Stilt Sandpiper

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

This morning Ian Gardner and I took the short drive down to Conejohela Flats from Hershey. We arrived at 8:20am and kayaked around for 2.5 hours. The weather started off very windy with rough water on the river, and heavy cloud cover. Later in the morning, the wind died down and the sun came out. The water level in the area … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 4 – Chiricahuas to Willcox

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

This is the fourth posts in a series of posts about my recent birding trip to SE AZ (links to day 1, day 2, day 3). On July 31st, Mark, Chris, Anna and I woke up early and watched the hummingbird feeders outside of the George Walker House in Paradise, AZ. We really wanted to pick up Juniper Titmouse here, … 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

Cordilleran, Dusky, and Hammond’s (not Least?) Flycatchers Near Boise, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding, Rarities1 Comment

Today Alex and I ventured out into the rain and headed for Mountain Home Reservoir.  We birded the reservoir and added Black Tern to our Idaho list, and nearby at a small riparian area, found two new flycatcher species for our state lists.  Alex spotted a Cordilleran low in some willows, a darker flycatcher that appears very yellow at first sight.  … Read More