Winter Waterfowl in Illinois

Nathan GoldbergBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, General News and Info, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Last Saturday (the 15th), Michael Retter and Matt Hale drove up from West Lafayette to stay at my house for the weekend (specifically for the Gull Frolic, more on that coming soon). They had to head out on Sunday, but before they left, we birded a bit looking for Scoters on the lakefront. This winter has been quite unlike others … Read More

Long-eared Owls and White-winged Scoters

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Yesterday, I had a half day of school, and couldn’t find a better use of my time than to go birding! I called up my friend Andy Sigler to see if he had any interest in heading out to Kane County for some birding, and he agreed to pick me up at about 12:45ish. We met at my school and … Read More

Will, Grundy, and Cook County Illinois Birding

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Yesterday, I was able to get out for a day of birding with my friend and one of my mentors, Geoff Williamson. In 2013, the ABA bestowed Geoff with the ABA Ludlow Griscom Award, which is for those, “who have dramatically advanced the state of ornithological knowledge for a particular region” (http://www.aba.org/about/awards.html). Geoff helped me when I first found birding, … Read More

Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser Hybrid – Presque Isle SP, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, General News and Info2 Comments

One aspect that birding has to offer is that every once in a while you might get lucky to see an individual bird of a species you are familiar with, but due to a wide range of issues (leucism, albinism, melanism, etc) the bird is absolutely unique. One of my favorite things to see are hybrid birds. I’m sure lots … Read More