October Big Day 2019

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Migration, Migration Update, Rarities, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Who doesn’t love a Big Day? Any excuse to get out and count birds in the name of science is a worthwhile cause in my book. eBird has been orchestrating Global Big Day events each May since 2015, an international effort to record as many of the world’s species as possible within a 24 hour period. Last fall, the Cornell-based … Read More

Birds We’ve Met Before

Tim HealyBehavior, Bird Sightings, Birding, General RantLeave a Comment

Knowingly seeing an individual bird that has been previously encountered is a special treat in the world of birding. Most birders would probably agree that the fascinating life cycles of these wild creatures are among the greatest draws that keep people invested in the hobby. It is a truly remarkable privilege to witness multiple chapters in the stories of specific … Read More

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

DOS Local Patch Birding Series – Prime Hook NWR Headquarters

Tim SchreckengostBirding2 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, I led a small group of enthusiastic birders on a Delmarva Ornithological Society Local Patch Birding Series walk/trip at the Prime Hook NWR Headquarters with the help of Alex Lamoreaux. We met at 3:00 PM in the Visitor’s Center parking lot where we were greeted by many Laughing Gulls and Turkey and Black Vultures flying over. The purpose … Read More

Birds, Bears, Lions – Idaho for the Summer

Alex LamoreauxField Work, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This summer I am back in Idaho, working for the Intermountain Bird Observatory! I can’t wait to explore a new region of the state, mainly north of McCall to the Canada border while doing daily point count transects for breeding birds. My friend Ian Gardner and I drove over from Pennsylvania, winding around to a few of our friend’s houses and … Read More

Long-eared Owls and White-winged Scoters

Nathan GoldbergBird Sightings, Birding, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

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

Golden Eagle and Great Horned Owl – Centre Co, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding2 Comments

Despite the strong wind and 15 degree temperatures, it was so sunny out today that I had to go birding. I was hoping to try for some photos of the locally uncommon White-crowned Sparrows and more common American Tree Sparrows, so my first stop was to an area local birders call Whitehall Farms. After walking around for a bit and … Read More

The Biggest Week in American Birding: Group Birding at its Finest!

Anna FasoliBirding3 Comments

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a ten day birding extravaganza in Ohio created by Black Swamp Bird Observatory to promote bird conservation and increase awareness of the amazing bird migration that happens in early May in northwest Ohio. It is an extremely affordable event, offering reasonably priced work shops, field trips, and presentations. In addition, it provides an excellent opportunity for … Read More

Harlequin Duck and Presque Isle Migrants

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Migration, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

With a Sunday free from obligations and spring migration kicking into full swing, I joined up with Chad Kauffman and Mike Dreibelbis to head up towards Presque Isle State Park. We planned to meet up around 6am and drive west, stopping in Armstrong County for a rarity and then spending the rest of the day at Presque Isle. Since February … Read More

Finally seeing a Fulvous – Stormwater Treatment Area 5

Alex LamoreauxPhotography, Trip Reports1 Comment

March 2nd, 2013 was the second full day of a Florida birding trip that I took with my friends Josh Lefever and Mark Mizak. Josh and I drove down from PA and planned on meeting up with Mark (who currently works in the Florida Keys) at Stormwater Treatment Area 5 and go in for the tour at 8:00am. Josh and I had stayed … Read More