There will be games

a guest bloggerBirding, Featured, Trip Reports3 Comments

Friend of NemesisBird, Matt Sabatine, provides another great guest article – this one about his recent trip to Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona where he met up with Alex Lamoreaux for a little birding near Salt Lake City and the Grand Tetons…. Actor John Cusack was once visiting the domicile of the great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and surprised by the … Read More

Black-chinned Hummingbird – 2nd PA State Record!

Alex LamoreauxChase, Rarities15 Comments

With more and more winter hummingbirds reported each year throughout Pennsylvania, we have been breaking new records left and right. Last year about 100 winter hummingbirds were reported across the state, but only 49 of those were banded and most were Rufous Hummingbirds. Two Allen’s Hummingbirds, 1 Calliope Hummingbird, and the most insane of all – 1 Bahama Woodstar, were … Read More

A first state record – Black-chinned Hummingbird

Drew WeberRarities, records committee2 Comments

Perhaps it should not be surprising that during a banner year for Rufous Hummingbirds, PA would add both the second state record of Calliope Hummingbird and now the long-awaited first state record of Black-chinned Hummingbird. Black-chinned Hummingbird has been expected for some time now as it is now regularly found wintering in the southeastern states, particularly along the Gulf Coast, … Read More

IBO Hummingbird Banding Demo

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Research, ScienceLeave a Comment

This morning Jessica Pollock, Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, and I went up to Jennifer Alban’s famous front yard to do a hummingbird banding demonstration for some friends Jennifer had there. Jessica and Jay also wanted to see if Jennifer’s yard could also potentially be an official location they could band Calliope and Black-chinned Hummingbirds on a more regular basis for the … Read More