Santa Rosa Island, Tour 2 Update: Part 1, February 24-26

Anna FasoliField Work, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

After arriving on Santa Rosa Island Tuesday afternoon for our second tour with Institute for Wildlife Studies monitoring Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon populations, Sarah and I checked on the Lopez Bald Eagles, who are now incubating; this means both of our known pairs on Santa Rosa now have eggs. We are still following up on other eagle sightings on … Read More

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Alex LamoreauxBirding1 Comment

Happy Earth Day! I hope you can get out birding today, or otherwise enjoying our world! This morning I spent a few hours birding with the PSU Ornithology lab and we saw some newly-arrived migrants such as Green Herons, Chimney Swifts, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Here is a Common Raven I saw later, digging through some fresh mulch on the Penn State campus … Read More

Parking Lot Birding – Common Raven in Cecil County, MD

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Yesterday morning, Matt Boone picked me up around 8:00 to bird the Susquehanna River at Port Deposit for a couple of hours before spending the rest of the day mindlessly flipping through pages of a stat book. A mile down the road, Matt decided he wanted to get gas before we got too far, so we pulled into the first … Read More

Birding Seward, Alaska

Corey HusicBirding, Trip Reports3 Comments

We started Wednesday morning by heading towards Lowell Point, a small establishment a few miles south of Seward. The road between Seward and the point ran right along the shore, giving us wonderful views of the mountains on the other side of the bay. As we approached Lowell Point, we stopped to walk along the road. A small group of … Read More

Hoary Redpoll and WRS Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities2 Comments

Due to a closed bridge, I was only able to access the western two-thirds of my Winter Raptor Survey (link to Part 1), so today Josh Lefever and I ran the last third as its own survey. The weather was great, with a bright sun and blue skies accentuating the snow-covered stripmines of northern Centre County, Pennsylvania. Within the first … Read More

Past Two Days…..

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Field Work, General News and Info, Photography2 Comments

Anna and I have been out near the Island Park area of Idaho trying to conduct Flammulated Owl surveys in the Targhee National Forest for a few days now. Check out this post Anna put up yesterday if you want to read more. Rain has been a real pain for us and has resulted in a cancellation of last nights survey. The … Read More

Recent observations here in Idaho….

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Migration, Science1 Comment

I have been pretty busy trying to find curlew nests this past week, while Anna is off in western Idaho surveying for Flammulated Owls. However, the birds are busy with their own agendas. Many species have began nesting (if they havent already fledged chicks by now) while others are still migrating through the area on their way to their breeding … Read More

Golden Eagle vs Raven

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Photography7 Comments

While driving up a canyon road into National Forest land a few days ago, where I was going to be doing a Flammulated Owl survey that night, I spotted an adult Golden Eagle flying along the cliffs walls to my right. I quickly jumped out of the car to start taking photos, meanwhile a group of Common Ravens had also … Read More