Migrants and Mysticetes

Tim HealyBirding, Mammals, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Weather and fall pelagic trips often don’t mix well. The September two-day trip out of Hyannis, Massachusetts that I hoped to attend with the Brookline Birding Club was regrettably called off due to interference from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The cancellation was a bit of a letdown, but I told myself that I was satisfied with the offshore action … Read More

Harris’s Sparrow and ‘Gambel’s’ White-crowned Sparrow

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Chase, Featured, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Arlene Koch’s famous backyard habitat near Easton, PA which has lured in countless uncommon, unusual, and rare birds over the years is currently hosting a first winter Harris’s Sparrow as well as an adult ‘Gambel’s’ White-crowned Sparrow! I was able to make a quick stop by her house this past Sunday and was happy to get great views of both … Read More

East Shore Park, CT – Late warblers and other goodies!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Listing, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports4 Comments

If you were following the live feed of my birding trip through New England last week, than you probably know that my friends and I spent our last full day of birding (November 20th) in Connecticut. Some of our main targets for the day were near New Haven at East Shore Park. East Shore Park is a fairly large city park bordering … Read More

Circleville Park, Centre County, PA

Anna FasoliBird Sightings, Birding, Trip Reports3 Comments

While driving to Scotia Barrens to look for warblers this September, I repeatedly drove by Circleville Park thinking, “I should really stop there.” The park is between Circleville Road and Valley Vista Drive, and accessed from either road. It park has various sports fields and a playground, and in the warmer months it always seemed to be full of people. … Read More

Virginia’s Warbler Chase – Feb. 19

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Listing, Photography, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

When news spread that Jim Stasz had found a Virginia’s Warbler near Easton, MD I knew I wanted to try and chase the bird, especially since it would be a first state record for Maryland as well as only a handful of records for the east coast. I have already seen Virginia’s Warbler in Arizona, but I love seeing birds in … Read More

Think cool

Drew WeberGeneral RantLeave a Comment

As the heat wave continues to roll across the country I thought I would dig up some cooler bird photos to share to maybe take the edge off.

Snowbirds

Drew WeberBird Sightings4 Comments

This past weekend I was in Lancaster County and so I decided to look for a couple of the interesting birds that have been around southeastern PA. I started off Saturday at the Anna’s Hummingbird in Shartlesville, which I got to see take off from her night roost. For helping rehang the frozen feeders after they were thawed, I was … Read More

Dark-eyed Juncos- the females

Drew WeberBanding, Identification2 Comments

On Friday, we caught three Dark-eyed Juncos in one net check. As you can see from the photo of the three together, they exhibited a range of feather colors on their backs. Ranging rusty brown to slate gray, the back color of our ‘Slate-colored’ eastern subspecies are the easiest way to determine the gender and age of the juncos. The … Read More

Bird Banding at Sunset Park

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Photography, Science3 Comments

Since the weather was so nice (also read: “freezing cold”), Emily Thomas decided to try banding this morning. There was quite a crowd there from the local bird club, but unfortunately we didn’t catch many birds. The species we captured included Northern Cardinals, Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrow, and House Finches. Here are some photos from this morning: For more photos … Read More