Crimson-collared Grosbeak at Laguna Atascosa NWR

Alex LamoreauxRarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

April 17th, the first full day of our Nemesis Bird Nature Tour to south Texas, brought us to the headquarters of Laguna Atascosa NWR. This vast refuge is one of the last homes for Aplomado Falcons and Ocelots in the United States, but our sights were set on hunting down a visiting rarity – the immature male Crimson-collared Grosbeak that has been hanging out … Read More

Franklin’s Gull – Centre County, PA

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Late yesterday afternoon during the annual Shaver’s Creek Birding Cup my team, the Nemesis Birders, were racing around trying to pick up as many new species as possible before the 7pm finish time. We were headed from Black Moshannon SP and going to finish out the day at Bald Eagle SP, however when we passed Curtin Wetlands a large flock of … Read More

Gull-tastic Buffalo

Steve BrennerBirding, Rarities2 Comments

Once you’ve tried all the chicken wings, visited some Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and watched the Sabres lose a few hockey games, you might think you have seen all there is to see in Buffalo. Well, guess again weary traveler, because if you can brave the high winds an chilly air, you may just happen across a gull bonanza along … Read More

Jaegers and other west wind rarities

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, Rarities1 Comment

[dc]T[/dc]his afternoon I got a call that a Northern Gannet had been seen heading west from Derby Hill Hawk Watch. This is a pretty uncommon bird for Lake Ontario so I decided to make the drive up and hope for it to circle back around. When I arrived Bill Purcell told me that it had not been reseen and other … Read More

Franklin’s Gull – Blue Marsh Lake, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Yesterday afternoon, Josh Lefever and I visited Blue Marsh Lake to search through the massive gull roost for a Franklin’s Gull that had been seen there every evening since the 15th. As we pulled in to the park, we could see many gulls flying down into the area to join the roost. There were already easily a few thousand gulls … Read More

Western Gull plus 6 other species at Canyon Co. Dump!

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Rarities4 Comments

This afternoon Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, Anna Fasoli, and I went to search for interesting gulls at the Pickles Butte Dump (Canyon County Dump). There were hundreds of California Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls around and we quickly spotted a few Herring Gulls and Franklin’s Gulls. About 10 minutes after we arrived a 1st winter Glaucous-winged Gull flew past. This was … Read More