Rain Birding at the Biggest Week

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding1 Comment

[dc]M[/dc]onday morning was rainier than we expected, so we ended up parking at the west end of the Magee Marsh boardwalk and birded from the inside the car while the rain poured down, waiting for it to clear up enough for us to be able to walk around the boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain, warblers were moving eastward past us, … Read More

The warblers are back!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Migration, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

This morning a few of us birded Lederer Park and Walnut Springs Park in State College, which was loaded with migrants. This morning was the second morning in a row here in Centre County that I have seen good numbers of warblers and other migrants. Highlights were 15 species of warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, and a Scarlet Tanager. Here is a … Read More

“Snowpril” Birding

Mike LanzoneBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info2 Comments

I had thought we had seen the last of winter weeks ago, and temperatures in the 50s to near 80 degrees over the last many weeks was the norm. Migration was really starting to crank up in PA with many species of warblers arriving, orioles and grosbeaks showing up and some hummers making an appearance. All the fruit trees in … Read More

Nemesis Bird + The Biggest Week

Drew WeberBirding, General News and Info4 Comments

[dc]A[/dc] few of us from the Nemesis Bird team are excited to be heading to The Biggest Week in American Birding in NW Ohio for some spring migration excitement. Anna, Alex, Justine and Drew have been invited to attend the festival as Official Bloggers for the event. We will be joining a crew of excellent bird bloggers from across the country … Read More

Rainy Day Birding

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, Migration, Photography1 Comment

Drew, Josh, and I birded a few places this morning and saw a handful of new spring migrants. Despite the rain, our morning was very productive and fun! Click on the links below to see our eBird checklist for that location. We stopped at Julian Wetlands first thing this morning and had 32 species there. A Bank Swallow was perched … Read More

Another awesome day of spring birding!

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography, Rarities1 Comment

As day after day and night after night of north winds blew through the Northeast, birds were being held back – unable to smoothly migrate to our area. Needless to say, I am sure many birders in PA were just as excited as I was to hear that starting late this past Friday night, winds would shift to the south … Read More

Warblering tips

Drew WeberGeneral News and InfoLeave a Comment

Chris Wood and Jessie Barry from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology show us that during migration, we don’t need to have great habitat to see birds. Any woodlot can hold a variety of migrants if you check it at the right times.

Yellow-throated Warbler – iPhone digiscoping test

Drew WeberBird Sightings, BirdingLeave a Comment

Since I was in the area, I decided to look for some early Yellow-throated Warblers at Safe Harbor and Conestoga Creek Parks near Conestoga, PA. To be fair, they had been reported a few days previously, so I was pretty sure I had a good chance of seeing them. With the help of another birder, I was able to quickly … Read More

Spring Migration Predictions – First Half of April

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, Migration, Predictions, Ranges and Distributions14 Comments

Finally, it’s April. March was nice, but very few spring migrants returned to PA compared to what’s in store for us birders during April and May. During April, migration really picks up, and we should see most spring migrants back in the state by the end of this month. I went through the eBird bar charts for the PA and … Read More

Birds to Look For – Centre Co, PA (Last week of March)

Alex LamoreauxAnalysis, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, distribution, eBird, General News and Info, General Rant, Migration, Migration Update, Photography, Predictions, Science2 Comments

This coming weekend marks the beginning of the last week of March. April is so close and beginning in just the first week of April, we will see huge pushes of newly-arriving spring migrants into our area. This last week of March is very important too, however, and I have tried to go through eBird bar charts for Centre County … Read More