Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz

Tim SchreckengostFeatured, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Derek Stoner is the Publicity and Outreach Coordinator for the Delmarva Ornithological Society.  A past president of the organization, he is the co-founder of the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club, a leader of the Delaware Bird-A-Thon, and an avid field birder who enjoys creating events that help to popularize birding and encourage the next generation of birder-conservationists.   Delaware is … Read More

Three Western Kingbirds at Fort Hill, Massachusetts!

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

After a successful morning of chasing Rhode Island’s Mountain Bluebird and the Bridgewater, Massachusetts Northern Lapwing, my friends and I shot over towards Cape Cod. While crossing over the Bourne Bridge, we noticed noticed about 250 Common Eiders floating beneath it so we pulled down around for a better look – what a great way to kick off our time on Cape … Read More

Am I in Nebraska?

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Chase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I had a great morning of birding today. The plan was to head to Montezuma NWR and try to relocate the Yellow-headed Blackbird that had been spotted by several people a couple days ago. This would be a great bird to add to my still quickly growing NY state list. I actually didn’t have high hopes of finding it as … Read More

Cibola NWR – 7/27/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, General News and Info, Migration, PhotographyLeave a Comment

This morning, Anna and I conducted Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys throughout the Cornfield Nature Trail area at Cibola NWR. We were able to find 51 species of birds, one of which would have been a new state bird for both of us, but only Anna saw it; an adult Osprey. Other highlights included an immature White-tailed Kite that was perched with … Read More

Idaho Tyrannids – Photo Study

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, General News and Info, General Rant, Identification, Photography1 Comment

I was able to gather quite a few photos of the flycatchers and kingbirds of Idaho by visiting migrant hot-spots often, as well as being able to go birding everyday. Below, I have put together my best photos of most of the flycatchers of Idaho. The flycatchers are notoriously difficult to identify, and although I am by no means an … Read More

First Week of Flammulated Owl Surveys!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Field Work, Rarities, Research, ScienceLeave a Comment

This past week instead of searching for curlew nests, my coworker Oly Olson and I went to southeastern Idaho to begin the first week of surveys for Flammulated Owls. Anna stayed behind to keep an eye on the curlews and search for nests. Oly and I visited some really amazing places and this week of traveling around southeast Idaho really … 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