What’s left of the Prairie State…

Alex LamoreauxBirdingLeave a Comment

After a very busy May, which included (winning!) the Birding Cup in central PA and then guiding at the Biggest Week in American Birding, I ventured out to central Illinois to help with some bird surveys on two proposed wind facilities. Other than spending a few half-days birding Illinois during cross-country trips, I have never really spent much time in … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 2

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

See also: Part 1 | Part 3   I didn’t do much birding during our third day on the island, but I managed to hit a few spots as we explored the southeast portion of the island before dinner. As we were driving, I pulled off into a shady parking lot (eBird Checklist) to scan the beach and sea for anything interesting. Of … Read More

Learning to digiscope

Phoebe LanzoneBirding, Featured, Photography17 Comments

My name is Phoebe Lanzone, I am 7 years old  and this is my first blog post. I  wanted to share with other kids my experiences with birds and nature and hope that you will enjoy what I post. I wrote something short about myself on my profile. Digiscoping is a fun way to see birds in a new way. … Read More

10 Shorebird Species on N. Nixon Rd, Centre County

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Identification, Migration, Rarities2 Comments

I had a large gap between classes today, so I decided to go check on the American Golden-Plovers that were found the night before on N. Nixon Road. I spent from 9:50am till 1:oopm scanning through the large collection of shorebirds present, trying to pick out each individual and get an accurate count. Meticulously searching paid off when I found … Read More

Spring Shore-birding in Idaho

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Migration, Photography2 Comments

Spring and fall shore-birding is one of my favorite activities; you never know what might show up in a flock of shorebirds on a mudflat! This spring I am in Idaho and so I had a bunch of new shorebird spots to check out. By far the best spot that I went to on a regular basis for shorebirds was … Read More