Finding Fall Warblers

Drew WeberBird NewsLeave a Comment

I occasionally post articles on the Audubon Guides blog. Follow the link below to the full article. Finding Fall Warblers by Drew Weber Finding warblers in the fall can be much trickier than finding them in the spring. Males are singing less often because they are no longer attempting to attract mates, and most of their vocalizations are difficult-to-identify chips. … Read More

Featured Photographer: Matt Levanowitz – Searching for a Connecticut

a guest bloggerBird Sightings, Birding, Featured Photographer, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Trip Reports4 Comments

Nemesis Bird would like to welcome guest bird photographer, Matt Levanowitz. After selling his hunting gear and using the money to by a camera, Matt quickly fell under the spell of central PA’s birdlife and has been birding and photographing birds for over 2 years now. Check out more of Matt’s photos on his Flickr site. Below is a story … Read More

Slow Summer Birding…..

Alex LamoreauxBirding, birds in flight, General Rant, PhotographyLeave a Comment

The past few weeks birding has been pretty slow here in central Pennsylvania. Most of the breeding warbler species have stopped singing and are busy tending to their young and fall migration is just barely getting underway. It gets very hot by nine or ten in the morning and then activity stops altogether until around 8:30pm. Really the only thing … Read More

Chat heaven

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Nemesis Bird Podcast, PhotographyLeave a Comment

This morning I decided to run down to Rock Springs Nature Preserve, a wonderfully interesting area of scrubby habitat in southern Lancaster County. I had no more than opened my car door than I heard the harsh chatter of a distant Yellow-breasted Chat. When I walked out about 100 yards into the preserve I realized that there were at least … Read More

A Quick Tour of the Allegheny National Forest

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Photography, Trip Reports6 Comments

Last Friday, I met up with my friend Josh Lefever at his field house near Irvine, PA in Warren County and we spent a few hours that afternoon birding spots around the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Click on links throughout this post for our eBird checklist of that location. Saturday we spent all day in Crawford and Erie County’s and … Read More

Finding a Kirtland’s Warbler

Drew WeberBirding, Photography, Rarities1 Comment

Perhaps the most exciting rarity to show up in Pennsylvania this spring was the Kirtland’s Warbler found my Mike Weible in Erie on May 22nd. This is one of perhaps 8 documented records for the state and, with all the photographers present, easily the best documented. Below is Mike’s story of finding the Kirtland’s Warbler. I left work on the … Read More

2012 PAMC eBird results

Drew WeberAnalysis, Birding3 Comments

[dc]E[/dc]ncouraging Pennsylvania birders to enter their PAMC data into eBird was a definite success. After two weeks, over 800 checklists were submitted, for a total of 220 species. We don’t yet know the official total number of species reported from the PAMC this year because reports are still being compiled, however, last year there were a total of 238 species reported. … Read More


Drew WeberBirding, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports5 Comments

President Harry Truman once said that “prothonotary” was the most impressive-sounding political title in the U.S. and in our opinion, the Prothonotary Warbler may just be one of the most impressive sounding and looking warblers that we encountered at ‘The Biggest Week in American Birding‘. Certainly one of the most cooperative birds to see/photograph at ‘The Biggest Week’ were the … Read More

Swainson’s Warbler, Westmoreland County PA

Mike LanzoneBird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, Rarities3 Comments

On 05/22/2012 after I dropped off my daughter at school I decided to do a transect count along Linn Run Road from near Rector, PA going up to the top of Laurel Summit. For those of you who have not been there, it is an extremely diverse area with 15-17 species of wood-warblers that breed along this stretch. It’s like … Read More

Somerset County Big Day, Spring 2012

Mike LanzoneBig Days, blogging, General News and Info, Listing1 Comment

Somerset County Spring ’12 Big Day On Sunday May 6, Jeff Payne, his son, Chris and I decided to do a big day in Somerset County PA. We were shooting for 150, a total Jeff thought would be very hard to hit in this county. We loosly planned a route in the days leading up to our big day, but … Read More