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

2021 – The First 100

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird Sightings, Birding, christmas bird count, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Photography, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I’ve always appreciated the seasonality of birding. When you’re paying close attention to the goings-on in the world outside your windows, the annual cycle of nature is conspicuous and easy to track. This visible, reliable schedule has been a major boon throughout the pandemic, which has caused weeks and months to blur together and warp all perception of time. The … 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

New Jersey Birding – Part 2

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Trip Reports1 Comment

On Sunday morning, November 21st, we started off the day by going to Reed’s Beach in Cape May. It was pretty slow and there wasnt too much around, but we did find 5 Boat-tailed Grackles perched in the top of a tree. Next, we drove over to the Cape May Hawk Watch at Cape May Point State Park. They were … Read More