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Belize – Part 3: Crooked Tree Lagoon

The new Crooked Tree Lodge — photo taken from the dock on…

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Concern for Starlings?

The much maligned European Starling was introduced to Central Park, New York…

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Back to Belize – Part 2: A day to relax!

A Pied-billed Grebe trio on Crooked Tree Lagoon It was a beautiful…

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Le Conte’s Sparrow in SE PA

A wonderful local find 5 days ago was a Le Conte’s Sparrow…

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Bird Names: Color

Common names are usually used to describe a certain attribute, body part…

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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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Great White Heron Out-of-Bounds

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

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Flashing Mockingbird

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

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When a Gray Catbird isn’t Gray

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

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The Strange Shoebill

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

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Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

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

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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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