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Birding Urban Edges

Today I enjoyed a unique opportunity to bird the water treatment facility…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in February

After a mild January, February jolted us into winter reality with repeated…

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Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend

The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count wrapped up with impressive citizen-science…

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Make Your Birds Count!

This week marks the 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a…

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Thick-billed Murres on the move!

On the heals of a rush of Dovekie sightings along the New…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in January

After last month’s excitement of the long staying Allen’s Hummingbird in the…

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Mega-Rare Redwing in Maine!

No, not a Red-winged Blackbird – a Redwing! This Turdus thrush is…

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New England’s Sage Thrashers

During November and December 2020 an incredible vagrancy phenomenon occurred when three…

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Big Waves, Little Auks – pelagic birding offshore New England

Thanks to a tip-off from Zeke Cornell that January 10th would be…

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Extraordinary winter rarities. Twice.

Birders in southeastern PA were treated to two very special gifts during…

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PIGR Party in New Hampshire

Affectionately nicknamed “PIGRs” after their 4-letter banding code and their habit of…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in December

Winter is upon us, bringing chilly mornings and ice skims on birdbaths…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-November

Autumn is an awesome time for birds here in the Philadelphia region….

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Foxes Feathered and Furry

During this Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for many things. On the…

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Gathering for a Grebe

My day began the same way as many others this month, with…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-November

Amid a brilliant palette of autumn-hued leaves and ripe berries, my backyard…

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What’s in a Name : Scoter

This time of year, when days grow shorter and temperatures drop, huge…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-October

The October landscape in southeastern Pennsylvania is gorgeous, as leaves turn orange…

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Fall Day in Cape May

Birding Cape May, New Jersey, is a treat any day of the…

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Calliope Hummingbird – 5th PA record

Hummingbirds are unique and fascinating birds – tiny, fiesty, and super-fast. Here…

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Great White Heron Out-of-Bounds

Most birders love surprises, especially the kind that involve a rare bird…

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Flashing Mockingbird

One of my favorite local birding spots is a stretch of the…

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When a Gray Catbird isn’t Gray

A friend notified me that he had seen an odd looking bird…

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The Strange Shoebill

Rare and elusive, the inconceivable Shoebill is a bird to behold. The…

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Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Tracking Mountains Gorillas in the mountains of southwest Uganda, in Bwindi Impenetrable…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia – May

May is migration month in the Philadelphia area, and it was a…

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eBird Tips & Tricks: Have checklists shared automatically!

Our birding tours are thoroughly documented through eBird checklists by our guides….

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Red Knots on the Delaware Bayshore

May is a month when millions of shorebirds undertake a tremendous migratory…

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Marsh Magic at Dixon Meadow Preserve

Build it and they will come. ¬†This rings true at Dixon Meadow…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-April

The last two weeks of April highlight how spring has sprung in…

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