Cape May Trip – Part 4

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This is the fourth part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.   On October 22nd, the three of us got up extra early to make it over to the Higbee Beach SWA Morning Flight station. While we waited for the sun to rise, we could … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 3

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This is the third part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1 and Part 2.  After our amazing time with the roosting shorebird flock, we began to head south towards Cape May. Our plan was to camp down on Cape May Island, but before it got dark, we wanted … Read More

BESP 8/25/11 – Forster’s Terns, Common Loon, etc

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I made a quick run over to Bald Eagle State Park this morning and was rewarded with a few interesting species; two Forster’s Terns (a juvenile and an adult at the swimming beach), a very early Common Loon, two juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Least Sandpiper. The Common Loon, which was a 1st summer bird, this is the third record … Read More

Conejohela Flats – Shorebirding 8/19/11

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This morning I joined Ian Gardner and Ramsay Koury to check out the Conejohela Flats for some shorebirds. The flats are a popular location with birders in this area, but a kayak is needed to get better looks at the two main mudflat areas, where the shorebirds tend to be. There weren’t a ton of shorebirds present, but a lone … Read More

SE Arizona, Day 5 – Mt. Lemmon and Tucson

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about my recent trip to southeastern Arizona, the other posts can be seen at these links (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4). On July 31st, we spent the night at the “Rooster Roost” cabin in Summerhaven. This put us already at the top of Mt. Lemmon the next morning, … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 4 – Chiricahuas to Willcox

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This is the fourth posts in a series of posts about my recent birding trip to SE AZ (links to day 1, day 2, day 3). On July 31st, Mark, Chris, Anna and I woke up early and watched the hummingbird feeders outside of the George Walker House in Paradise, AZ. We really wanted to pick up Juniper Titmouse here, … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 3 – Huachucas to the Chiricahuas

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This is the third post about a birding trip that Anna, myself, and two of our friends took to SE Arizona last week; here are links for the first day and second day. Our third day of birding in SE AZ, July 30th, started with a quick look around the base of Ramsey Canyon, where we had stayed the night … Read More

Road Trip! – Boise, Idaho to Blythe, California

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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

4 Day Birding Tour of Idaho

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I have managed to turn many of my friends back home into crazy birders. My friend Mark Markiewicz is no exception; a few years ago Mark’s brother Chris and I began going out kayaking along the Swatara Creek, that runs through Hershey, PA, often and I would always point out any bird species we saw. It wasnt long till Mark … Read More

South Africa Update

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Well I safely made it to South Africa. I have been in the Cape Town area the entire time so far. I dont have much time to write a full post right now, so check out the photo gallery I have made at this link. I will try to get a better and more detailed post up later this week!