From Summer Breezes to Fall’s First Fronts

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Field Work, Listing, Migration, Migration Update, Morning Flight, Rarities, ScienceLeave a Comment

I’ve often said that people who are more actively observant of the natural world around them are more acutely aware of the seasonal cycle. When you spend most of your free time watching the comings and goings of animals, you can’t help but notice the gradual, steady changes each day brings on our yearly journey around the Sun. This is … Read More

Little Creek: Delaware’s Shorebird Hotspot for 2014

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Alan Kneidel received a B.A. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008. He has since contributed to a variety of research projects, spanning from the Arctic to tropical South America. He is currently a Master’s student at Delaware State University, focusing on the spring stopover ecology of trans-Gulf songbird migrants on St. George Island, Florida. While … Read More

Learning to digiscope

Phoebe LanzoneBirding, Featured, Photography17 Comments

My name is Phoebe Lanzone, I am 7 years old  and this is my first blog post. I  wanted to share with other kids my experiences with birds and nature and hope that you will enjoy what I post. I wrote something short about myself on my profile. Digiscoping is a fun way to see birds in a new way. … Read More

American Golden Plover- Somerset Lake, PA Fall ’12

Mike LanzoneBirding, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Quick post with some cool video and pictures of a juvenile American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) that showed up 9/18/2012 at Somerset Lake, Somerset County, PA. All the pictures and video in this post were taken with an iPhone 4s, digiscoped through a Kowa TSN 824.   Video of the it feeding on the “spit” where I first observed it-   Video … Read More

Conejohela Flats – Shorebirding 8/19/11

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Migration, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This morning I joined Ian Gardner and Ramsay Koury to check out the Conejohela Flats for some shorebirds. The flats are a popular location with birders in this area, but a kayak is needed to get better looks at the two main mudflat areas, where the shorebirds tend to be. There weren’t a ton of shorebirds present, but a lone … Read More