Info about the banded American Oystercatcher

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Bird Finding Tips, Migration, Research, Science1 Comment

On October 29th, I mentioned that when my friends and I were birding at Stone Harbor Point, we found an American Oystercatcher with leg bands. I reported the bands and after a few days, I was contacted about the history of this bird. From my photos of the bird, I knew its auxiliary marker (two yellow bands on the upper portion … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 6

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography2 Comments

This is the sixth and final part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. On our last morning in Cape May, we decided to bird for a little while around Cape May Point State Park and then begin heading back towards PA. The … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 5

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

This is the fifth part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.  The number one reason we really, really wanted to go to Cape May was to see the now-famous Brown Booby that has been living in Jarvis Sound since August. We knew it … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 4

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Morning Flight, Photography, Rarities, Research, Trip Reports2 Comments

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

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Trip Reports2 Comments

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

Cape May Trip – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities9 Comments

This post is part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began at this link. As the tide began to rise, we knew it was time to head over to the southern point of Brigantine Island to see the shorebird flock that we heard had been roosting there recently. We arrived around 2:40pm … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 1

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Migration, Photography5 Comments

Back in August, word quickly spread that a Brown Booby was found in Jarvis Sound in Cape May. I wanted to go see it so badly, but was too busy with other things to find time to drive down there. By some miracle the bird continued throughout September and was still being seen every day so far in October. Everyone … Read More

Photo Study: Yellow-rumped Warbler

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Morning Flight, photo study, Photography2 Comments

If you live in the eastern United States and have even stepped outside during the past three weeks, then I am sure you have seen at least one Yellow-rumped Warbler. If you have been out birding recently I bet you have seen hundreds, if not thousands. This past weekend, I was in Cape May, NJ birding, and there were Yellow-rumped … Read More

New Jersey Birding – Part 3

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Trip Reports3 Comments

For the fourth day of our trip, on the 22nd, we really didnt have anything planned, so we figured we would just spend some more time at the Avalon Sea Watch since we all had a great time there. So after a quick stop at Higbee Beach (where bird activity was basically nonexistent) we drove over to Avalon. As we … Read More

New Jersey Birding – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Trip Reports1 Comment

On Sunday morning, November 21st, we started off the day by going to Reed’s Beach in Cape May. It was pretty slow and there wasnt too much around, but we did find 5 Boat-tailed Grackles perched in the top of a tree. Next, we drove over to the Cape May Hawk Watch at Cape May Point State Park. They were … Read More