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Endemics of the United States Lower 48

An endemic species is one that is only found within specifically-defined boundaries,…

What’s in a Name: A Perfect Pair

In nomenclature of United States birds, there are two husband-wife couples for…

World Rainforest Day 2020

The “lungs of the earth” circle the globe, forming a green belt…

GREAT GRAY OWL FLEDGLINGS

Vast Ponderosa Pine forest broken up by wildflower-filled meadows cover the Cascades…

World Albatross Day 2020

A boat trip on the open ocean is like visiting a new…

Woodcock Wander

I have a great affinity for birds that can blend easily into…

IN THE BACKYARD: Philadelphia early-June

June is the month for breeding bird activity, and my backyard hosts…

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: GAMBEL’S QUAIL

One perk of being “stuck” at home for the last few months…

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: RIDGWAY’S RAIL

The name Ridgway’s Rail may be unfamiliar to many birders because it…

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Ruff Trifecta!

As birders we are all about finding the new bird – for…

Savanna Scavengers

Across the wild landscape of Africa, life and death are in constant…

Maine Attractions: Regulars and Rarities

As I mull over what was my schedule for the summer, Maine…

IN THE BACKYARD: Philadelphia late-May

Spring migration wrapped up in Philadelphia over the last 10 days of…

Puerto Rican Birding with GABRIEL LUGO

In Puerto Rico, the lockdown has loosened up a bit and Gabriel…

Six Specialty Birds of the OKAVANGO DELTA

The Okavango Delta is one of southern Africa’s most famous wilderness areas,…

PERUVIAN AMAZON – Iquitos & Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve

Our journey into Amazonia begins, officially, back in Lima, Peru. We visit…

KIRTLAND’S WARBLER Thrills and Success

Kirtland’s Warbler is a major target for many birders. In North America,…

US Turtles & Tortoises List

In celebration of the 20th annual ‘World Turtle Day‘, our US guides…

PERUVIAN AMAZON – Intro to Region, Lomas de Lachay, and Ventanilla Wetlands

Many people who venture to the Amazon with Wildside have dreamed of…

IN THE BACKYARD: Philadelphia mid-May

At this time of year I am usually exploring the southern shores…

A Year of Birding with Gabriel Lugo!

My name is Gabriel Lugo, and for nearly 15 years, I’ve had…

SPRING 2024 BIRDING TRIP REPORTS

Our birding tours have been running at full speed this spring! Catch…

Tropical Kingbird in Cape May!

Tropical Kingbird has an infamous aversion to New Jersey, but finally Cape…

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…