Cape May Pelagic – February 6th, 2015

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This past Saturday was the Cape May See Life Paulagics trip, and our boat-full of eager birders were in for a great day on the ocean. We sailed out of the Cape May canal while the first hint of light rose above the horizon, passing 2 Harlequin Ducks, 7 Great Cormorants, 30 American Oystercatchers, and a nice spattering of the usual seaducks around … Read More

Rhode Island Mini Pelagic

Steve BrennerBirding, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Ah, the open sea. Is there anything more exciting than a trip to look for pelagic birds? Last Wednesday, along with Olivia DaRugna (who is something of a natural-born scrimshander), my old Borneo compadre Ryan Steiner (who is on pace to crack 1,000 species in one calendar year), and Clara Cooper-Mullin (queen of the hashtags), I was lucky enough to … Read More

Photo Essay: Iceland birds

Luke MusherBird Sightings, BirdingLeave a Comment

Some of you may know, (though most of you probably don’t and why would you?), that I was just in Iceland with my girlfriend, Audrey (everybody please give her a warm welcome to the birding community), for a combination of hiking, camping, birding, and general nature viewing.  I’d never been to the Arctic before this… and I still haven’t!  Iceland … Read More

Rain with a chance of shearwaters – Lewes Paulagic

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Trip Reports1 Comment

This past Saturday, fellow NemesisBird contributor Tim Shreckengost and I joined Paul Guris‘ seabirding crew and about 30 other birders from mostly Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania on a 12 hour pelagic trip out of Lewes aboard the trusty Thelma Dale IV. The morning started off with heavy rain. I was too excited to be cooped up inside though, so Tim and … Read More

Dovekie – It’s What’s for Dinner

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

Around 9:45am on the day of the February 4th Cape May pelagic, I was standing on the very front of the boat, scanning for birds. I looked over to our left and a few hundred yards out I saw some commotion on water. I could see a Great Black-backed Gull diving at the water and occasionally landing on the water and messing … Read More

Cape May Pelagic – Northern Fulmars

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports1 Comment

One of the species I was most excited to see on the February 4th Cape May pelagic was the Northern Fulmar. I had only previously seen one before – a molting dark type on a whale watching trip out of Santa Barbara, California. Luckily on the Cape May pelagic, we encountered 16 Northern Fulmars! All of the birds we saw … Read More

2010 – My Biggest Year!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Listing3 Comments

I started off 2010 terribly sick and I didn’t leave the house for a few days. Once I got better, Anna Fasoli and I drove down to Blackwater NWR in Maryland to officially start off our 2010 birding year. We picked up 60 species in one day. On Febuary 24th, I drove down to Herndon, Virginia to see the Varied … Read More