Calliope Hummingbird video

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Chase, Rarities1 Comment

Not long after Pennsylvania picked up its second record of Calliope Hummingbird, another Calliope was banded, this one in Lancaster County. Andy McGann got the footage below when he went to get his lifer Calliope Hummingbird, Pennsylvania’s 3rd record! Watch for a music video featuring this bird in the next couple of days!

Calliope Hummingbird – PA’s 2nd State Record!

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, Photography, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities5 Comments

On October 21st, Joe Flood spotted a hummingbird coming to the feeders in his backyard in Devon, PA. Joe thought it may just be a late moving Ruby-throated Hummingbird but had had a Rufous Hummingbird visit his yard the year before, so he posted photos on the PA Birders Facebook page looking for another opinion. While looking at the PA … Read More

Idaho Highlights

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, Listing, Migration, Photography, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities, Research3 Comments

Anna and I have been working here in Idaho since April 4th. It has been a wonderful and bird-packed three and a half months, but now it must come to an end. On July 11th, Anna and I will begin our road trip down to Blythe, California, where we will be working for the remainder of the summer. For this … Read More

IBO Hummingbird Banding Demo

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Research, ScienceLeave a Comment

This morning Jessica Pollock, Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, and I went up to Jennifer Alban’s famous front yard to do a hummingbird banding demonstration for some friends Jennifer had there. Jessica and Jay also wanted to see if Jennifer’s yard could also potentially be an official location they could band Calliope and Black-chinned Hummingbirds on a more regular basis for the … Read More

Flammulated Owl Surveys near Ashton, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirdingLeave a Comment

Our survey near Ashton, Idaho, was indeed delayed one night due to bad weather, mainly wind.  The wind died down over the next day, and we spent most of the day birding at nearby Chester Dam and the riparian area that leads to it.  It turned out to be one of our best warbler days in Idaho, including lots of … Read More