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“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…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia – May

May is migration month in the Philadelphia area, and it was a…

eBird Tips & Tricks: Have checklists shared automatically!

Our birding tours are thoroughly documented through eBird checklists by our guides….

Red Knots on the Delaware Bayshore

May is a month when millions of shorebirds undertake a tremendous migratory…

Marsh Magic at Dixon Meadow Preserve

Build it and they will come.  This rings true at Dixon Meadow…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia late-April

The last two weeks of April highlight how spring has sprung in…

A First and Second in Pennsylvania

The weekend of April 10-11 was an exciting one for Pennsylvania birders,…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia early-April

April started off cold and windy around Philadelphia. It didn’t feel much…

Early breeding warblers

As spring migration marches steadily up the Atlantic flyway, three of our…

*Apparent* Gray-breasted Martin in NYC!

On April 1st Doug Gochfeld discovered an immature female Progne martin species…

IN THE BACKYARD : Philadelphia in March

March is a month of transition, as winter melts into spring, and…

Bird Names: The Philadelphia Connection – Part 1

As I allude to in an earlier blog, Philadelphia was the center…

Bird Names: The Philadelphia Connection – Part 2

Charles Lucien Bonapatre was Napoleon’s nephew. He was a French naturalist who…

A Western Vagrant in NJ

It has been 14 years since a Green-tailed Towhee has shown up…

ONTARIO – Part 4: Ottawa Owls

The Northern Hawk Owl is the only species in its genera, Surnia….

ONTARIO – Part 3: Algonquin

Birding when the thermometer reads a frigid zero degrees may seem a…

GUYANA – Part 5: Night Watch

As the sun sets in the Amazon Basin, a whole new set…

ONTARIO – Part 2: The Big Three

We were back on Amherst Island shortly after dawn watching a male…

Birds and Friends

I recently received this photo of a juvenile Green Woodpecker from an…

ONTARIO – Part 1: Amherst Island

I am in Eastern Ontario on a 4 day trip having driven…

Owling on Christmas Bird Counts

Christmas Bird Counts are an excellent time to look and listen for…