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

Summer Tanagers nesting in Lebanon County, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Chase, distribution, Photography, Rarities1 Comment

Chad Kauffman, Wayne Laubscher, and I made a quick stop at Middle Creek WMA this morning to try and find the breeding Dickcissel and Blue Grosbeaks there. We were quickly able to find both of our target birds and even hear them singing. After that we made the quick jump over to Aspen Lane near Mt Gretna in Lebanon County to … Read More

Oak Openings– one crazy habitat

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distributionLeave a Comment

[dc]O[/dc]n our second full day in Ohio, we decided to head to Oak Openings Metropark, a spot west of Toledo with a unique set of habitats and associated birds. The combination of sand dunes, prairie and savannahs provide suitable breeding habitat for Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Red-headed Woodpecker, and our target– the Lark Sparrows. We had barely entered the park … Read More

Birding Around Gainesville – Day 1

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, Photography, Ranges and Distributions1 Comment

Now that Anna and I have finally made it to Gainesville, and Anna will be living and working here till July, we wanted to go out birding around the city today and try and familiarize ourselves with a few of the local birding hotspots as well as try and pick up some more new year birds. Our first stop of the day … Read More