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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-April

April started off cold and windy around Philadelphia. It didn’t feel much…

Early breeding warblers

As spring migration marches steadily up the Atlantic flyway, three of our…

*Apparent* Gray-breasted Martin in NYC!

On April 1st Doug Gochfeld discovered an immature female Progne martin species…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in March

March is a month of transition, as winter melts into spring, and…

Osprey eagle skirmish

On this beautiful sunny Saturday, I drove over to one of my…

California Condors returning to northern CA!

Some very exciting news from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and…

ABA adds exotic parrot

The American Birding Association (ABA) has just added 3 birds to the…

Pink-footed in Providence!

Toward the end of February, a rare Pink-footed Goose made a brief…

Blizzard of Snow Geese at Middle Creek WMA

This weekend I spent several afternoons birding and photographing at Middle Creek…

Birding Urban Edges

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

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in February

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

Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend

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

Make Your Birds Count!

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

Thick-billed Murres on the move!

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

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in January

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

Mega-Rare Redwing in Maine!

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

New England’s Sage Thrashers

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

Big Waves, Little Auks – pelagic birding offshore New England

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

Extraordinary winter rarities. Twice.

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

PIGR Party in New Hampshire

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

ZIMBABWE PHOTO SAFARI

If you’ve ever dreamed of photographing big cats, elephants, and birds on…

Aerial Display

Leaping from the top of a tall column. Soaring straight up into…

Backyard Bounty

June brings a bustle of avian activity to my suburban Philadelphia backyard….

Ocean City Summer Spectacle

Ocean City New Jersey is a favorite summer destination for surf, sand,…

“Kamchatka” Common Gull in Connecticut!

Patrick Dugan discovered a stunning adult “Kamchatka” Common Gull on February 10th…

Alex’s 2021 Highlights

As we are about to close out 2021 and start touring all…

Pale Eurasian Collared-Doves

Out of the dozens of bird species introduced to the Americas, none…

Hybrid Couch’s/Tropical Kingbird x Scissor-tailed Flycatcher plus a bonus Bullock’s Oriole!

Since we are up in New Hampshire for Thanksgiving Lauren diBiccari, Janel…

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day celebrated every September 27, was established to create awareness…

Great White Heron Out-of-Bounds

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