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Back to Belize

It’s Thursday and I am off to Belize again! This tiny country…

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Old Bird Names

In a nutshell, the rules of nomenclature (naming species) states that the…

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Chasing a Mythical Gull

At 1:25AM I picked up Frank. Edie was next at 1:40AM and…

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Nikon ED50 Fieldscope

One of the biggest challenges about leading birding trips around the world…

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Cranes in Southern NJ

Seventeen of us participated in a DVOC field trip that Tony led…

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Small City Park

I spent a little time today at Roosevelt Park, a wonderful small…

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Ice Build Up on Birds

It has certainly been darn right freezing of late. So cold that…

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Two Insect Gleaners

Today while looking for the crossbills at Valley Forge National Park I…

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An Irruption of White-winged Crossbills

Irruptive invasions are sudden large movements of one or more species into…

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A Symbol of Freedom: The Bald Eagle

We have a new President. A shaking of hands, a few words…

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Neighborhood Owling

It is a beautiful day –crisp and sunny, yet windless– here in…

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GUYANA – Part 7: Hood of the Friar

During our exploration of Guyana we came across two very different species,…

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Sunday Sports Round-up: Bird Logos

The names of birds feature prominently in major American sports. Did anyone…

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Winter Butterflies?

Today in southeast Pennsylvania the high temperature was 22° Fahrenheit. Definitely not…

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Shorebirds and Waterfowl at Barnegat Light, NJ

Winter has arrived! It was our coldest day in many years and…

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GUYANA – Part 6: Raptors

With Guyana’s wide variety of pristine habitat, a wide variety of raptors…

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Reflections

The polarizing filter is one of the least discussed tools every photographer…

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Robins Feeding on Aliens

This morning I went looking for a flock of White-winged Crossbills that…

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Mocker at the Feeder

For most of us Northern Mockingbirds are a species that we associate…

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Birding by Bike

Binos. Tripod. Scope. Camera. Backpack. Water. Snack bar. All birding essentials. Gloves….

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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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