HundredQuest: Global Big Day 2021

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, General News and Info, Listing, Mammals, Migration, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

It’s finally May, and May means migration! There is no single month that can top the action and excitement of peak spring birding here in New York. This mad dash to the breeding grounds is the most intense time of the year for many species. As much as I adore fall migration, the southbound movement of birds is a more … Read More

Wetland Management for Rails and finding tips

Auriel FournierBird Finding Tips, ScienceLeave a Comment

This kind of interspersion of different kinds of plants and open water is ideal for Rails. (Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Mound City, MO) (Auriel Fournier)

Birders are nothing if not creatures of habit. We all have our spots and rely on them for X, Y and Z species every year. From the many emails I get from Missouri birders every year, it’s clear that very few people have a ‘rail spot’ and they all sound a bit exasperated trying to find one. They wished rails … Read More

Clapper Rail Babies!!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This past weekend, while birding in southern Delaware, Clapper Rails were very active and we saw them out in the open on a number of occasions throughout the day. In fact, saw a total of 19 Clapper Rails throughout our day trip! One of the reasons they were so active and easily seen was because a lot of pairs were … Read More