Too many rarities and *barely* enough time

Nathan GoldbergBirding, Chase, Listing, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Chasing Florida State Vagrants in January 2020 Birding has many facets, as many of us know. It gets us outside, exploring new and fascinating places we wouldn’t normally visit. It connects us with people we may never interact with otherwise. But one part of the hobby that really drew me in nearly 11 years ago and continues to do so … Read More

Farallones: A Landbird Life Raft

Cameron RuttBirding, Field Work, RaritiesLeave a Comment

My first full day (9/8) on Southeast Farallon Island (30 miles west of San Francisco in the Pacific Ocean), I saw a total of eight individual landbirds (passerines and near-passerines), including a single, lingering House Wren. In the days and weeks that followed, the persistent September doldrums left much to be desired, and most days were devoid of any appreciable influx … Read More