Black-tailed Gull – Back to Ashtabula

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On November 17th, I joined Andy McGann and Tom Johnson in an attempt to see the adult Black-tailed Gull that had been discovered the day before in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio. Black-tailed Gulls are a very rare vagrant (ABA code 4) to the United States from South Korea and Japan, and I really wanted to see this bird. Unfortunately, we spent all … Read More

Barnegat Inlet – November 19th

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To kick off fall break Josh Lefever, Nate Fronk, and I drove down to New Jersey for five days of birding. We began our trip at 7:45am on the 19th at one of my all-time favorite birding locations on the east coast – Barnegat Inlet. As soon as we arrived, we knew it was going to be good; birds were … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 5

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This is the fifth part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.  The number one reason we really, really wanted to go to Cape May was to see the now-famous Brown Booby that has been living in Jarvis Sound since August. We knew it … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 4

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This is the fourth part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.   On October 22nd, the three of us got up extra early to make it over to the Higbee Beach SWA Morning Flight station. While we waited for the sun to rise, we could … Read More

Cape May Trip – Part 3

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This is the third part of a series of posts about my recent birding trip to Cape May, which began with Part 1 and Part 2.  After our amazing time with the roosting shorebird flock, we began to head south towards Cape May. Our plan was to camp down on Cape May Island, but before it got dark, we wanted … Read More

BESP 8/25/11 – Forster’s Terns, Common Loon, etc

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I made a quick run over to Bald Eagle State Park this morning and was rewarded with a few interesting species; two Forster’s Terns (a juvenile and an adult at the swimming beach), a very early Common Loon, two juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Least Sandpiper. The Common Loon, which was a 1st summer bird, this is the third record … Read More

Conejohela Flats – Shorebirding 8/19/11

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This morning I joined Ian Gardner and Ramsay Koury to check out the Conejohela Flats for some shorebirds. The flats are a popular location with birders in this area, but a kayak is needed to get better looks at the two main mudflat areas, where the shorebirds tend to be. There weren’t a ton of shorebirds present, but a lone … Read More

SE Arizona, Day 5 – Mt. Lemmon and Tucson

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about my recent trip to southeastern Arizona, the other posts can be seen at these links (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4). On July 31st, we spent the night at the “Rooster Roost” cabin in Summerhaven. This put us already at the top of Mt. Lemmon the next morning, … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 4 – Chiricahuas to Willcox

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This is the fourth posts in a series of posts about my recent birding trip to SE AZ (links to day 1, day 2, day 3). On July 31st, Mark, Chris, Anna and I woke up early and watched the hummingbird feeders outside of the George Walker House in Paradise, AZ. We really wanted to pick up Juniper Titmouse here, … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 3 – Huachucas to the Chiricahuas

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This is the third post about a birding trip that Anna, myself, and two of our friends took to SE Arizona last week; here are links for the first day and second day. Our third day of birding in SE AZ, July 30th, started with a quick look around the base of Ramsey Canyon, where we had stayed the night … Read More