It’s 7am in mid May 2011 on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh, OH when I hear it—chippy chuppy chippy chuppy chip—only a few meters away. … Read More
Wetland Management for Rails and finding tips
Birders are nothing if not creatures of habit. We all have our spots and rely on them for X, Y and Z species every year. … Read More
Find the Owls – Answers!
Here is the same photo that was posted earlier this morning… this time with both owls pointed out. The small, brown Northern Saw-whet Owl is … Read More
Timberdoodle season is here!
Tonight I went to Scotia Barrens with hopes to spot a few American Woodcock. Joe Verica reported two displaying males near the “big sign” at … Read More
Another year of birding underway!
With the first month of the year officially behind us now, I thought I would take a look the current status of my year list. Beginning … Read More
Hoary Redpoll and WRS Part 2
Due to a closed bridge, I was only able to access the western two-thirds of my Winter Raptor Survey (link to Part 1), so today … Read More
Winter Raptor Survey – Snow Shoe, PA 2013
Winter Raptor Surveys are very popular in Pennsylvania, and I am always excited for this time of the year to finally get out and see … Read More
Winter Rarities at Cape May Point SP
It isn’t much of a secret that Cape May Point State Park, at the southern tip of New Jersey, is one of the country’s top … Read More
Western Tanager and bonus Crested Caracara!
On December 5th, 2012 Cape May birder Will Kerling was riding his bike through Cape May Court House and spotted a male Western Tanager in … Read More
Chasin’ on a Foggy Day
This is the second year in a row that a Pink-footed Goose has shown up in eastern Pennsylvania. Last year, I just never had a … Read More