Canada Goose with a telemetry pack

Drew WeberBanding, Science1 Comment

Radio-tagged Canada Goos

I birded today at Bald Eagle State Park and picked up new county year bird- a flock of 20 Common Goldeneye. There was a nice diversity with a couple rafts of all three mergansers, Ruddy Ducks, Great Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks and a lone Bufflehead. There was a flock of Canada Geese that I took some time to look over and … Read More

Early December at Shawnee State Park

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

The past five days, I have been down in Bedford County, PA birding and hawk watching. It was miserably cold most of the time, especially since the house I stay at doesnt have heat in the bedrooms. With enough layers on, going outside is tolerable though. Shawnee State Park is only about a quarter of a mile away from the house … Read More

New Jersey Birding – Part 1

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Migration2 Comments

Last Friday, November 19th, was the start of our Thanksgiving Break so my friends and I decided to go to Cape May, NJ for some birding with the hope of getting Tim and Josh some life birds and get me a few year birds for my Big Year. Nate Fronk, Tim Schrekengost, Josh Lefever, and  a friend of Nate and … Read More

Tundra Swans and Red-throated Loon at Colyer Lake

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On my way home from seeing the Anna’s Hummingbird, Cattle Egret, White-winged Crossbill, I found out that Nan Butkovitch had reported a Red-throated Loon at Colyer Lake. Not having that for the year in PA I decided to stop. In addition to the Red-throated Loon, 31 Tundra Swans came in while I was there and a merlin caught and eat … Read More

BESP: Waterfowl and Black Bears

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding1 Comment

Hoping the weather last night would push more waterfowl into BESP, Josh Lefever and I went to over from 6:30am till 8:30am. Apparently there must have been a break in the rain last night and most waterfowl had left the park. We were able to find 5 duck species and Common Loon and Horned Grebe, way down from yesterdays 12 … Read More

Centre County Waterfowl

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Rarities2 Comments

The rainy weather made perfect conditions for some waterfowling here in Center County today, so around 9:45am Anna Fasoli and I headed to Bald Eagle State Park. We were instantly greeted by 14 Tundra Swans, and the largest raft of waterfowl I have seen at BESP. We were able to find 12 species of waterfowl at BESP. All of the photos … Read More

Bald Eagle sightings

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This morning I ran over to Bald Eagle State Park to look for any waterfowl put down by all the rain we had received. I had read on the PABirds listserv of other good sightings in the western part of the state, most notably a Black-legged Kittiwake at Yellow Creek State Park. I didn’t find anything rare, but I did … Read More

Red-necked Grebes and Black Scoters at BESP

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, Rarities1 Comment

Since Drew and I are living in the State College area for this year and the next, the posts on this site will be quite centered around Centre County, PA. As you might have read, Drew is attempting a Centre County Big year, while I am desperately trying to catch up (although I just started birding in the county August 23rd). On … Read More

Return of the Waterfowl

Drew WeberPhotography3 Comments

Ducks, geese, grebes and loons are coming back which is exciting as it is one of the groups of birds that I am largely missing from my Centre County bird list, having moved to the area too late to catch them on their northbound migration in the spring. I just added both Red-necked Grebe and Black Scoter to my county … Read More