Morning on the Mountaintop: Bicknell’s Thrush Quest

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

2019 was easily the fullest, most dramatic year of my life for birding. In contrast, 2020 has by necessity been a much more subdued affair. Birding close to home has nevertheless been unexpectedly rewarding, with no shortage of unexpected surprises spotted from my fire escape and at nearby Astoria Park. As the end of the school year drew nearer, the … Read More

The warblers are back!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This morning a few of us birded Lederer Park and Walnut Springs Park in State College, which was loaded with migrants. This morning was the second morning in a row here in Centre County that I have seen good numbers of warblers and other migrants. Highlights were 15 species of warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, and a Scarlet Tanager. Here is a … Read More

Cordilleran, Dusky, and Hammond’s (not Least?) Flycatchers Near Boise, Idaho

Anna FasoliBirding, Rarities1 Comment

Today Alex and I ventured out into the rain and headed for Mountain Home Reservoir.  We birded the reservoir and added Black Tern to our Idaho list, and nearby at a small riparian area, found two new flycatcher species for our state lists.  Alex spotted a Cordilleran low in some willows, a darker flycatcher that appears very yellow at first sight.  … Read More