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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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Osprey eagle skirmish

On this beautiful sunny Saturday, I drove over to one of my…

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California Condors returning to northern CA!

Some very exciting news from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and…

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ABA adds exotic parrot

The American Birding Association (ABA) has just added 3 birds to the…

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Pink-footed in Providence!

Toward the end of February, a rare Pink-footed Goose made a brief…

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Blizzard of Snow Geese at Middle Creek WMA

This weekend I spent several afternoons birding and photographing at Middle Creek…

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Birding Urban Edges

Today I enjoyed a unique opportunity to bird the water treatment facility…

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IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in February

After a mild January, February jolted us into winter reality with repeated…

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Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend

The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count wrapped up with impressive citizen-science…

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Make Your Birds Count!

This week marks the 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a…

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Thick-billed Murres on the move!

On the heals of a rush of Dovekie sightings along the New…

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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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GUYANA – Part 3: Kaieteur Falls

Over an hour of flying and not a break in the forest….

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James Bond. Spy or Birder?

“Bond. James Bond”, three words that have a storied history in cinematic…

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Savor the precious moments

Every moment outside is precious. When I am not traveling, however, I…

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Jesters of the Jetties

While not leading trips out of the country, I enjoy visiting the…

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Kids ask the best questions!

I offer a lot of presentations to birding clubs, camera clubs and…

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Bald Eagles and Paparazzi

In the 1960’s our national bird, the Bald Eagle, was in peril…

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GUYANA – Part 2: Attention City Birders

This Red-shouldered Macaw was a life bird. This was but one of…

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Guyana – Part 1: A new birding frontier!

Guyana was hot and oppressively humid… and worth every single bead of…

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Welcome to Wildside’s new blog!

Greetings Friends! Wildside is happy to have our new blog up and…

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