Sparrow Shindig!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Migration, Photography1 Comment

Regular readers of this website have probably heard about how Alex’s Canon 400mm lens went through a pretty nasty rainstorm, which resulted in the lens having to be sent back and repaired. Today, he finally got the lens back from the shop, and it is working great! We were both pretty excited to get out and take some pictures of … Read More

Kentucky Warblers at Scotia Barrens

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, ListingLeave a Comment

[dc]T[/dc]his morning I decided to drive over to Scotia to see what breeding warblers were around and hopefully get some looks at Golden-winged and Blue-winged Warblers…or maybe one of the hybrids. I drove around to the south entrance off of W Gatesburg Rd since the road through the barrens is a bit rough on the north end. As I was … Read More

Birding Cup Results!

Drew WeberBig Days, Bird Sightings, Birding, Contests1 Comment

We are excited to announce that the Nemesis Birders won the Birding Cup with 151 species! Read below for a summary of our 24 hours of birding. We started the evening of the the Cup by scouting out areas around Bald Eagle State Park. After some lucky finds, we headed to our starting place and waited until 7pm to twitch … Read More

American Bittern – Scotia Pond

Alex LamoreauxBird SightingsLeave a Comment

This morning Mike Dreibelbis and David F. Ryan found two American Bitterns foraging at Scotia Pond. I was out at Bald Eagle State Park, but made a stop by Scotia on my way home and was able to get two decent photos of one of the bitterns in flight. I hope you enjoy them!

Birds to Look For – Centre Co, PA (Last week of March)

Alex LamoreauxAnalysis, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Migration Update, Photography, Predictions, Science2 Comments

This coming weekend marks the beginning of the last week of March. April is so close and beginning in just the first week of April, we will see huge pushes of newly-arriving spring migrants into our area. This last week of March is very important too, however, and I have tried to go through eBird bar charts for Centre County … Read More

Shrike Out

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

This morning a Northern Shrike was reported at Old Crow Wetlands in Huntingdon County. A few of us decided to make the quick drive over there to try and find it later in the afternoon. Unfortunately, we ‘shriked out’ (Copyright: Steve Brenner). Luckily, we were able to get great looks at an Orange-crowned Warbler as well as a juvenile Cooper’s … Read More

Scotia Barrens – September is here, and so are the warblers!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, Identification, Migration, Photography3 Comments

This morning Anna and I went over to Scotia Barrens to search for migrants. We started off the morning at Scotia Pond, where we met up with Tim Schreckengost. Activity was low, and we only saw a Tennessee Warbler and a Chestnut-sided Warbler. The highlight was when Tim spotted an Olive-sided Flycatcher perched on a distant snag. We were able … Read More

Scotia Barrens – Lawrence’s Warbler?

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Identification, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Science2 Comments

Last evening a Red-necked Phalarope was reported at the pond at Scotia Barrens, a species that is quite uncommon in Pennsylvania. Seven of us planned on getting to Scotia Pond at day break this morning to search for the phalarope. When we arrived, Joe Verica was also present. We all searched the pond for quite a while and came up … Read More

Scotia Barrens – 8/26/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Migration1 Comment

This morning five of us birded the Scotia Barrens, hoping to see some nice migrant flocks of warblers. We started off the morning at Scotia Pond, and as it warmed up made our way farther down the road towards the guard station, where we finally ran in to some numbers of warblers. There weren’t many individuals, but it was still … Read More

Scotia Barrens – 8/22/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, MigrationLeave a Comment

This morning was my first trip to Scotia Barrens this fall to search for migrants, particularly warblers. It was a slow morning as should be expected this early in the fall, but it was still great to be back in central PA! Tim Schreckengost and Nate Fronk were birding with me this morning, and we were able to find a … Read More