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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-November

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

What’s in a Name : Scoter

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

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-October

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

Fall Day in Cape May

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

Calliope Hummingbird – 5th PA record

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

Season for Sparrows

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

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-October

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

Global Bird Weekend Oct 17-18, 2020

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

Our Favourite National Wildlife Refuges

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

BIG SIT at Heinz Refuge, October 11, 2020

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

National Wildlife Refuge Week October 11-17

National Wildlife Refuge week is October 11-17, 2020, celebrating the great network…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-September

The final two weeks of September have been quite birdy in my…

Rhinos and Tourists – an intricate connection

This past week, beginning September 22, we recognized two notable days: World…

Book Review: Bird Behavior by John Kricher

Birds are fascinating, and they are found everywhere. No matter where you…

ELEPHANT DEATHS CAUSE DETERMINED

Elephants, intelligent and powerful giants of Africa, have been much in the…

CALIFORNIA CONDOR VIRTUAL PUBLIC RELEASE Sept 26

We are delighted to learn that the 25th annual California Condor release…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-September

September is peak time for many of our breeding warblers to pass…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-August

It’s the end of summer, and birds are done nesting in my…

Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful all year long, but summer is an…

Surrounded by Superb Starlings

If you’ve walked in your local park or green space anywhere in…

“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…

Flashing Mockingbird

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

When a Gray Catbird isn’t Gray

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

The Strange Shoebill

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

Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

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