October Big Day 2019

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Migration, Migration Update, Rarities, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Who doesn’t love a Big Day? Any excuse to get out and count birds in the name of science is a worthwhile cause in my book. eBird has been orchestrating Global Big Day events each May since 2015, an international effort to record as many of the world’s species as possible within a 24 hour period. Last fall, the Cornell-based … Read More

New Year Birding

Tim HealyBirding, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Year listing is one of the most popular traditions in the world of birding. The annual cycle of seasons is felt especially strongly by those of us who immerse ourselves in the world of birds, and each new year brings a new set of chances to enjoy unforgettable experiences. On behalf of the whole Nemesis Bird team, I’d like to … Read More

Say’s Phoebe – New Hope, PA

Alex Lamoreauxbirds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Photography, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I had to drive over near Philadelphia today, so I finally had an excuse to make the drive to see the Say’s Phoebe that has been reported every day since December 15th. This beautiful bird was first discovered by Richard Smith at the Maple Knoll Dairy Farm. The bird spends most of its time across the street from Richard Smith, at the … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 4 – Chiricahuas to Willcox

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Rarities, Trip Reports2 Comments

This is the fourth posts in a series of posts about my recent birding trip to SE AZ (links to day 1, day 2, day 3). On July 31st, Mark, Chris, Anna and I woke up early and watched the hummingbird feeders outside of the George Walker House in Paradise, AZ. We really wanted to pick up Juniper Titmouse here, … Read More

Cordilleran, Dusky, and Hammond’s (not Least?) Flycatchers Near Boise, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding, Rarities1 Comment

Today Alex and I ventured out into the rain and headed for Mountain Home Reservoir.  We birded the reservoir and added Black Tern to our Idaho list, and nearby at a small riparian area, found two new flycatcher species for our state lists.  Alex spotted a Cordilleran low in some willows, a darker flycatcher that appears very yellow at first sight.  … Read More