Rufous Hummingbird – Somerset County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBirding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Somerset County birder Jeff Payne has been hosting a beautiful immature female Rufous Hummingbird that was captured and banded by Bob Mulvihill to confirm the ID. On November 3rd, my friends and I were able to stop by and watch the hummer off-and-on for almost an hour before heading up to the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch for a PSO field … Read More

NC PSO Hatteras Pelagic Trip, part 2

Mike LanzoneTrip Reports3 Comments

On August 9-13 the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology had an out-of-state field trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. A total of 35 participants ventured down to NC for several days of land birding followed by two days of pelagic trips out of Hatteras, NC. Part 1 of this trip report series covered some of the land birding, this … Read More

Owling in Ottawa – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Listing, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

After a successful morning of birding around Ottawa we drove to where we had gotten a tip about a continuing Boreal Owl. I was asked by the local birders not to say the exact location details but I would still like to share the story of what happened. We arrived a little after 1pm and began searching the area of … Read More