Afternoon in Cancun

Alex LamoreauxBirding, Featured, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

The most cost-efficient option for me to get from the US to Belize this past November was to fly to Cancun, Mexico and then take an overnight express bus to Belize City. Being a birder, I purposely scheduled my flight to arrive in Cancun early so that I could have the entire afternoon to roam around the city before the bus left at … Read More

Farallones: A Landbird Life Raft

Cameron RuttBirding, Field Work, RaritiesLeave a Comment

My first full day (9/8) on Southeast Farallon Island (30 miles west of San Francisco in the Pacific Ocean), I saw a total of eight individual landbirds (passerines and near-passerines), including a single, lingering House Wren. In the days and weeks that followed, the persistent September doldrums left much to be desired, and most days were devoid of any appreciable influx … Read More

Tropical Kingbird maps and info

Drew WeberMaps and Directions, RaritiesLeave a Comment

  Today, Alex Zorach made a fantastic discovery when he found a Couch’s/Tropical Kingbird along the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail in Philadelphia. George Armistead is on the scene and says it sounded good for a Tropical Kingbird. The location is in the map below. Hopefully it sticks around and many people get to see it. Neither Tropical nor Couch’s Kingbird … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 1: Sweetwater Wetlands and Madera Canyon

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On July 28th after work, Alex and I headed west to pick up our friends Chris and Mark (from Pennsylvania) from the Tucson Airport.  A few months ago, Mark joined us on a 4 day birding trip in Idaho, and we were glad Chris was able to make this trip.  Chris and Mark hadn’t spent much time birding in the south west, … 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