This Week in Birding 50

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This Week in Birding

:: A Snowy Owl survived a collision with a pickup truck in Ohio :: An article about all the new species of birds discovered in 2013 :: A USA Today story for the New Year about the renewed popularity of birding :: The city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, has filed a joint application along with LGX Oil & Gas Inc. to ask that a recent federal environmental protection order, … Read More

Idaho Highlights

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, Listing, Migration, Photography, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities, Research3 Comments

Anna and I have been working here in Idaho since April 4th. It has been a wonderful and bird-packed three and a half months, but now it must come to an end. On July 11th, Anna and I will begin our road trip down to Blythe, California, where we will be working for the remainder of the summer. For this … Read More

Nocturnal Critters

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Field Work, General News and Info, Photography1 Comment

Conducting Flammulated Owl surveys requires a LOT of driving around during the dark as we try to get to our numerous ‘survey road points’. Sometimes we drive through forest, other times we drive through sagebrush on our way to forest; either way we see a lot of really cool nocturnal animals while driving. Often we also see lots of diurnal … Read More

A Sage-Grouse and Short-eared Owls!

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Photography3 Comments

On our drive back from McCall this past Monday, Anna and I swung past Midvale to check out some Greater Sage-Grouse leks. It was late in the afternoon but we were hoping maybe a few grouse would be hanging out near the lek, especially since this species would be a lifer for us. Of course, there were no grouse to … Read More