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

Hunting for a Gyrfalcon

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Featured, Rarities2 Comments

My friends and I always plan a New Years trip to kick off another year with a few days of birding the Atlantic Coast. This year the focus of our trip was clear from the start – there was a Gyrfalcon on Long Island. Reports had been coming in sporadically that the immature Gyrfalcon seen a few times last winter … Read More

Birding Duval and Nassau Counties, Florida 12/29

Nathan GoldbergBirding, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Hi everyone, My name is Nathan Goldberg, and I am happy to be a new blogger here at Nemesis Bird. I am a 17-year-old birder from Chicago, and I have been birding for four years now. Listing is a serious addiction of mine, and I’ve been bit hard by the county listing bug. Though friends keep telling me its only … Read More

Close Encounter of the Peregrine Kind

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

After enjoying Delaware’s 1st Anna’s Hummingbird on the morning of January 2nd Josh Lefever, Mark Mizak, and I drove towards Cape May, NJ. Our primary goal for the day was to spend some time birding Stone Harbor Point, one of my favorite birding locations in New Jersey. Stone Harbor Point rarely disappoints and more-often-than-not, we find species there that we don’t see … Read More

Lighthouse Point Park, CT – Shrike, Snow Buntings, and a Red-shoulder

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports7 Comments

After our good luck at East Shore Park (link to photos), we drove over to nearby Lighthouse Point Park. Our primary target here was a continuing immature Northern Shrike plus we wanted to find as many Connecticut birds as we could since we knew this was our last stop of our entire 5 day trip through New England. On the … Read More

BESP – Red-throated Loon and Snow Buntings

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

This afternoon, I made a run out to Bald Eagle State Park with hopes that the rainy weather today would have pushed down some waterfowl. Unfortunately there was hardly anything in the way of waterfowl once I got there. However, a juvenile Red-throated Loon at the dam was wonderful to see since it was not only the first of this … Read More

Jo Hays Vista: Snow Buntings and Golden Eagles

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, PhotographyLeave a Comment

North winds were predicted for today at Jo Hays Vista, so Drew and I were excited to get up there and hopefully see some raptor migration, since the past month has been poor wind and weather conditions to encourage raptors to fly along Tussey Ridge. Drew and I got to JHV at 10:00am and things looked good. The winds were … Read More