Slowing Down on the Bluebird Trail

Drew WeberBird Websites, Conservation IssuesLeave a Comment

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Second time’s the charm! – Snowy Owl in St. Catharines, Ontario

Alex LamoreauxChase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Back in mid-February I joined the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology on a four day trip through Ontario, in search of  boreal specialties. On the first day of the trip, we visited Amherst Island and were treated to distant views of a Snowy Owl. By distant, I mean really distant – the owl was basically just a white blob far out … Read More

White-cheeked Pintail just in time for the 110th anniversary of Pelican Island NWR

Alex LamoreauxChase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

So far this winter, Florida has had an incredible spree of West Indian vagrants turn up. One of the most interesting is an adult White-cheeked Pintail that was discovered by Molly McCarter at Pelican Island NWR on January 29th. White-cheeked Pintails are residents of the West Indies and Caribbean, commonly occurring year-round as close to Florida as Cuba and the … Read More

Owling in Ottawa – Part 3

Alex LamoreauxChase, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Our day of birding in Ottawa was going wonderfully – we had gotten incredible views of both Great Gray Owl and Boreal Owl, and still had two more major targets lined up for the day. We were running out of daylight, but drove over to the Old Quarry Trail in southwest Ottawa, hoping to find the Northern Hawk Owl that has … Read More

Harlem Shake – Wildlife Style

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info4 Comments

I thought I had seen them all, but this is fantastic. Grouse really know how to get down. No less amazing is that this is from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Here are some more great wildlife versions. Penguins Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Asian Carp Have you found any other good versions? Or any other good memes with birds? Share in … Read More

The King of Cape May Point

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports1 Comment

For over a month now, an immature male King Eider has been hanging out along the beach at Cape May Point. It is most often seen foraging around the jetty at the St. Mary’s dune crossing – that is where my friends and I were able to catch up with it on the evening of January 2nd. The eider was … Read More

Close Encounter of the Peregrine Kind

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

After enjoying Delaware’s 1st Anna’s Hummingbird on the morning of January 2nd Josh Lefever, Mark Mizak, and I drove towards Cape May, NJ. Our primary goal for the day was to spend some time birding Stone Harbor Point, one of my favorite birding locations in New Jersey. Stone Harbor Point rarely disappoints and more-often-than-not, we find species there that we don’t see … Read More

Photographing Roosting Owls: How To Know You’re Doing It Right

Andy McGannBehavior, Bird Finding Tips, Birding, Featured, Photography6 Comments

Long-eared Owl

A sleepy owl is a happy owl! Of all the potential subjects for aspiring bird photographers, roosting owls just might be the most intoxicatingly enticing subject of all.  Owls are an especially charismatic clan of birds.  Whether or not you enjoy their typecast roles in folklore, you have to admit that there is an overwhelming temptation to map our human modes of … Read More

Banding an Allen’s Hummingbird

Drew WeberBanding, General News and Info, ScienceLeave a Comment

Recently author, bird bander and one of Nemesis Bird’s favorite people, Scott Weidensaul, had the chance to band Pennsylvania’s 4th record of an Allen’s Hummingbird. Audubon at Home recorded the banding, and as always, Scott pals a lot of great educational info into a small bit of video. Are you still seeing hummingbirds at your feeder?

Mountain Bluebird at Fort Getty Park, Rhode Island

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, General News and Info, Photography, Rarities, Trip Reports5 Comments

The morning of November 18th, 2012 was the second day of a 5 day birding trip that Josh Lefever, Ian Gardner and I went on through coastal New England for Thanksgiving Break. We had quite a few plans for the day, all of which included chasing rare birds in the region while trying to find as many other species as … Read More