From Summer Breezes to Fall’s First Fronts

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Field Work, Listing, Migration, Migration Update, Morning Flight, Rarities, ScienceLeave a Comment

I’ve often said that people who are more actively observant of the natural world around them are more acutely aware of the seasonal cycle. When you spend most of your free time watching the comings and goings of animals, you can’t help but notice the gradual, steady changes each day brings on our yearly journey around the Sun. This is … Read More

Little Creek: Delaware’s Shorebird Hotspot for 2014

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Alan Kneidel received a B.A. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008. He has since contributed to a variety of research projects, spanning from the Arctic to tropical South America. He is currently a Master’s student at Delaware State University, focusing on the spring stopover ecology of trans-Gulf songbird migrants on St. George Island, Florida. While … Read More

White-rumped Sandpipers in Monroe County

Corey HusicBird Sightings, BirdingLeave a Comment

While birding western Monroe County yesterday, Michael David and I found a flock of nine White-rumped Sandpipers with a few Killdeer in a flooded soybean field near the village of Kresgeville. This was my first record of this species for the county! This location provides decent shorebird habitat only after heavy rains, so our timing was great after the big … Read More

10 Shorebird Species on N. Nixon Rd, Centre County

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, Identification, Migration, Rarities2 Comments

I had a large gap between classes today, so I decided to go check on the American Golden-Plovers that were found the night before on N. Nixon Road. I spent from 9:50am till 1:oopm scanning through the large collection of shorebirds present, trying to pick out each individual and get an accurate count. Meticulously searching paid off when I found … Read More