Snowy Egret in Lancaster County!

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The beginning of fall migration 2016 is treating the Susquehanna River corridor nicely, with multiple rare waders making their presence known in Lancaster County – three juvenile Little Blue Herons were visible form the Falmouth River Access, a juvenile Snowy Egret is at the Riverfront Park Access, and a juvenile Cattle Egret continues at Conewago Wetlands. These three species are rare, but … Read More

Uptown Yellow-crowns

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For PA birders looking for some exciting mid-summer birding, the Susquehanna River through Harrisburg offers excellent viewing and photo opportunities for herons and egrets. Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons nest and forage on islands in the river, along with lower numbers of Green Herons and Black-crowned Night-Herons. The real highlight though is the large number of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons that can be … Read More

Featured Photographer: Matt Levanowitz – Searching for a Connecticut

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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

Wing-tagged Great Egret at Bombay Hook

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Finding Tips, General News and Info, Migration, Research, Science1 Comment

On a recent visit to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, my friends and I spotted a wing-tagged Great Egret foraging near the road. This is the second wing-tagged egret I have seen in the past few months! The first wing-tagged egret I saw was a flyby bird at the Avalon Seawatch in New Jersey on October 21st. These birds are … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 3

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

This is the third part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1 and Part 2.  After our amazing time with the roosting shorebird flock, we began to head south towards Cape May. Our plan was to camp down on Cape May Island, but before it got dark, we wanted … Read More

Dunlin and Great Egrets

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

Yesterday evening I went birding with Anna Fasoli, Joe Verica, and Josh Lefever at the Tadpole Rd wetlands. We were very happy to find a flock of nine Dunlin foraging there, the first of this species to be reported yet this fall. This morning, Josh and I went back to Tadpole, and only one Dunlin remained. Was this a new … Read More

Storm Birding 8/28/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Migration, Photography5 Comments

With ‘Hurricane Irene’ moving up the east coast, and coming in it’s closest contact yet with Pennsylvania today all of us Centre County birders were excited to see if it would cause any interesting birds to stop at Bald Eagle State Park or any of the other water bodies in the county. Anna and I got to Bald Eagle early … Read More

More Desert Shorebirding!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Field Work, General News and Info, Identification, Migration, RaritiesLeave a Comment

This morning, Anna and I went to one of our cuckoo sites near Blythe that hadn’t been visited in a few weeks to see if there was any cuckoo activity there. We arrived at 5:00am and stayed for an hour and forty-five minutes, without hearing anything, so we left to go to Cibola NWR. Here Anna and I were planning … Read More

Birding Canyon County

Anna FasoliBirding3 Comments

A few days ago, Alex and I had the pleasure of birding with Cheryl Huizinga, a local birder from Caldwell, ID.  She has lived here for most of her life and is extremely knowledgable about birds and where to see them in the area, and has already given us some great tips to find new birds this year.  One of our first stops was … Read More