First day in Belize!

Anna FasoliField Work, Science, Trip Reports2 Comments

I am taking a hiatus from field work in Florida for about two months, and working in Punta Gorda, Belize as a volunteer for Belize Raptor Research Institute (also, check them out on Facebook!). BRRI staffs a hawk watch at the Cattle Landing soccer field north of Punta Gorda to monitor migration of raptors through Belize, focusing on the Hook-billed Kite. … Read More

New Year, New Birds – Live Updates from the Field!

Alex LamoreauxBig Days, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Chase, General News and Info, Listing7 Comments

On Monday, December 31st myself and honorary nemesis birders Josh Lefever and Mark Mizak are embarking on a 5 day birding trip through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The goal of the trip is to find some lifers for Josh and Mark, conduct a Big Day in Delaware, and get a really nice start to our 2013 year lists! … Read More

Thanksgiving Rarity Round-up Summary

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, eBird, General News and Info, Listing, Maps and Directions, Missed Birds, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

It has taken me a month to finally post about all the rarities and other cool birds that Josh Lefever, Ian Gardner, and I chased through the southern New England states over the weekend before Thanksgiving. Since they are scattered around our archives throughout the last month, I thought I would make it easier and summarize the trip very briefly … Read More

How we missed the Kirtland’s Warbler

Justine WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, RaritiesLeave a Comment

[dc]W[/dc]hen we registered for The Biggest Week, Drew and I excitedly looked through the workshop and field trip offerings to pick something special to add to our week of birding. There was a long list of great field trips to area hotspots, expert keynote speakers, and birding workshops on the docket, but we found one thing that we knew we … Read More

Birding with Great White Sharks

Alex LamoreauxBirding, birds in flight, Photography3 Comments

Exactly one year ago today, I was in Cape Town, South Africa. It was my last full day in the country before heading back to the US. I knew I wanted to try and get out on the water somehow or at least go to a nearby park that might have some species I didn’t find yet. Then some friends … Read More

Rarity Round-Up: A Four Day Birding Adventure

Alex LamoreauxBig Days, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, General Rant, Listing, Maps and Directions, Missed Birds, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports10 Comments

Click on links throughout this post to see our full eBird checklists and more photos for the locations mentioned! Last week I was sitting around campus with my friends Mark Mizak and Josh Lefever, thinking about the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. We knew we would have four days free and we knew we wanted to go birding. … Read More

Barnegat Inlet – November 19th

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

To kick off fall break Josh Lefever, Nate Fronk, and I drove down to New Jersey for five days of birding. We began our trip at 7:45am on the 19th at one of my all-time favorite birding locations on the east coast – Barnegat Inlet. As soon as we arrived, we knew it was going to be good; birds were … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 2 – Madera Canyon and Patagonia

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities1 Comment

July 29th, Anna, Chris, Mark, and I all got up early to begin birding Madera Canyon. We were going to have a pretty full day of birding and so we needed to take advantage of the early morning temperatures as well as the great birding activity of Madera Canyon to its fullest. As we walked outside of our Madera Kubo … Read More

Road Trip! – Boise, Idaho to Blythe, California

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, General News and Info, General Rant, Photography, Rarities, Research, Trip Reports1 Comment

On June 11th Anna and I began our road trip from Boise, Idaho to Blythe, California. On the first day of the trip we drove to Kanab, Utah and slept there for the night. In the morning we started driving towards the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. As soon as we crossed the border into Arizona the habitat looked … Read More

Idaho Highlights

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, Listing, Migration, Photography, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities, Research3 Comments

Anna and I have been working here in Idaho since April 4th. It has been a wonderful and bird-packed three and a half months, but now it must come to an end. On July 11th, Anna and I will begin our road trip down to Blythe, California, where we will be working for the remainder of the summer. For this … Read More