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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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Season for Sparrows

Autumn is the season for sparrows, with abundant “LBJ’s” (Little Brown Jobs)…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-October

Fall migrants continue to wing their way through our Philadelphia backyard over…

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Global Bird Weekend Oct 17-18, 2020

Tomorrow, October 17, marks the beginning of the first Global Bird Weekend,…

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Our Favourite National Wildlife Refuges

Exploring wide open spaces is one of the greatest joys of being…

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BIG SIT at Heinz Refuge, October 11, 2020

On Sunday, October 11, I joined fellow Philly birders for the Big…

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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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A First and Second in Pennsylvania

The weekend of April 10-11 was an exciting one for Pennsylvania birders,…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-April

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

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Early breeding warblers

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

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*Apparent* Gray-breasted Martin in NYC!

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

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in March

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

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