December Marbled Godwit – Pittsburgh, PA

Alex LamoreauxChase, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Yesterday morning Jack and Sue Solomon discovered a Marbled Godwit, a very unusual bird for this time of the year in PA. This is also the first sighting of this species in the state in two years! The Solomon’s found the godwit foraging on the exposed mudflat at Duck Hollow along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. This is a late … Read More

Rhode Island Photo Highlights

Steve BrennerBirding, Listing, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Last week, I took a little trip to the lovely New England state of Rhode Island. Anytime I visit the Atlantic Coast, I am always impressed by the bounty of birds available, even during days with little migration. Possibly my favorite aspect about that part of the country is the near guarantee of finding a lot of shorebirds. We don’t … Read More

Birding Delaware: Indian River Inlet to Bombay Hook

Tim SchreckengostBirding, ListingLeave a Comment

Two Sundays ago, Alex and I, along with Chad Kaufman, Taj Schottland, Steve Brenner, and Mel Torres tore it up in southern Delaware. We didn’t plan on doing a Big Day but instead were planning on a full day of casual, relaxed birding. After a late night of birding and hanging out at Dogfish Head, we started the morning searching … Read More

The evolution of county listing

Drew WeberAnalysis, Birding, Featured, ListingLeave a Comment

I came to county listing quite innocently, at least in my mind. After college, I spent my summers doing surveys for the now published 2nd Breeding Bird Atlas in Pennsylvania, honing my earbirding skills so I could identify any breeding species by hearing just a snippet of their song. (Hint: If you really want to learn your bird songs, spend … Read More

Duval County Tickin’

Alex LamoreauxBirding, eBird, Listing, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

During the last week of June one of my cousins was getting married in Orlando, so I took some time off work on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and drove down to spend a few days with my family. There was no way I could go down to Florida and not find a little time to go birding, so I … Read More

A beautiful blue bird….Cerulean Warbler at the Biggest Week!

Anna FasoliBird Sightings, Birding, Listing3 Comments

On Saturday, we arrived at the Magee Marsh Boardwalk in the afternoon. The location of a Cerulean Warbler was tweeted earlier in the day, and I had hoped to track it down since it would be a lifer (appalling, as a birder from PA…I know!). When I arrived on scene, I was distracted by a roosting Whip-poor-will, which I took … Read More

Owling in Ottawa – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, Listing, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

After a successful morning of birding around Ottawa we drove to where we had gotten a tip about a continuing Boreal Owl. I was asked by the local birders not to say the exact location details but I would still like to share the story of what happened. We arrived a little after 1pm and began searching the area of … Read More

New birding apps roundup

Drew WeberApps, Birding, Identification, Listing, Reviews2 Comments

There is a constant flood of new apps available for iPhone, but it’s less common that one of these apps is for birding. Recently there has been a bunch of new releases that birders might be interested in. Some may have been out for a while but I just happened across them now and found them interesting. Games Birding Game … Read More

Another year of birding underway!

Alex LamoreauxBig Days, Bird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, eBird, Listing, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

With the first month of the year officially behind us now, I thought I would take a look the current status of my year list. Beginning a new year is always fun – every single bird is ‘new’, it’s winter, and there are typically a bunch of winter rarities and other good birds around to chase. You never really know what the … Read More

Winter Rarities at Cape May Point SP

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Listing, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports4 Comments

It isn’t much of a secret that Cape May Point State Park, at the southern tip of New Jersey, is one of the country’s top birding locations and rarity traps. Every winter something interesting turns up at the park and stays for a few days, weeks, or maybe even over-winters there. This winter, however, is totally off the charts! Besides … Read More