New Year Birding

Tim HealyBirding, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Year listing is one of the most popular traditions in the world of birding. The annual cycle of seasons is felt especially strongly by those of us who immerse ourselves in the world of birds, and each new year brings a new set of chances to enjoy unforgettable experiences. On behalf of the whole Nemesis Bird team, I’d like to … Read More

South Padre Warblers on Parade

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Sandwiched between the rush of spring-breakers in March and the arrival of beach-goers in June, there is another invasion of visitors to South Padre Island during the end of April and beginning of May. They may be much more discrete than rowdy, drunken college kids but dress just as gaudy and they don’t crowd the beaches with 4X4’s and umbrellas like … Read More

Featured Photographer: Matt Levanowitz – Searching for a Connecticut

a guest bloggerBird Sightings, Birding, Featured Photographer, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Trip Reports4 Comments

Nemesis Bird would like to welcome guest bird photographer, Matt Levanowitz. After selling his hunting gear and using the money to by a camera, Matt quickly fell under the spell of central PA’s birdlife and has been birding and photographing birds for over 2 years now. Check out more of Matt’s photos on his Flickr site. Below is a story … Read More

What’s Your Favorite Warbler?

Alex LamoreauxBirding, General Rant8 Comments

For years, my all-time favorite warbler was the adult male Blackburnian Warbler…..every spring I couldn’t wait for the morning I would go out and see a male Blackburnian, with it’s flaming-orange throat, calling from the top of a tree. Even in the fall, the Blackburnian looks absolutely stunning. Although that species isn’t particularly uncommon, and it doesn’t necessarily have the best song of the other warblers, … Read More

Morning Flight

Corey HusicBirding, birds in flight, Identification, Morning Flight1 Comment

It is well known that many of our songbird species, including warblers, thrushes, and sparrows, are nocturnal migrants. After a long night of flying, birds often land in a place where food and safety are available. Sometimes a desired habitat is directly below where the birds are flying. Other times, a bird needs to keep flying to find suitable habitat. … Read More

Scotia Barrens – 8/26/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Migration1 Comment

This morning five of us birded the Scotia Barrens, hoping to see some nice migrant flocks of warblers. We started off the morning at Scotia Pond, and as it warmed up made our way farther down the road towards the guard station, where we finally ran in to some numbers of warblers. There weren’t many individuals, but it was still … Read More

Shawnee State Park weekend warblers

Drew WeberBirding, Photography1 Comment

It’s no surprise that we have been getting a lot of warblers moving through. With migration in full swing I have attempted to photograph some of the warblers that I have been seeing now that we have a lens for our camera that zooms up to 300mm. Justine and I spent the weekend camping at Shawnee State Park and there … Read More