About Alex

Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birdwatcher and nature lover since he was a youngster, growing up exploring the farmland and forests near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Hershey High School and Penn State University. Alex has worked on wildlife research projects, ranging from Whimbrel along the coast of Virginia to Yellow-billed Cuckoos in the desert southwest. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, as well as bringing the birding community together to share the enjoyment that spending time in nature has to offer. Alex has helped to organize and coordinate birding events in his home state of Pennsylvania and beyond. He has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa in his pursuit of birds and wildlife. Alex is currently pursuing nature tour guiding, as well as continuing to refine his passion for wildlife photography.

Posts by Alex:

My first lifer of the trip - Tropical Mockingbird (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Cassin's Kingbird surveying it's territory at the community gardens at Floyd Bennett Field (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Winter Kingbirds of NYC

Remarkably both a Couch’s and Cassin’s Kingbird have taken up residence less than 15 miles apart from each other in New York City, and are so far successfully overwintering despite the…

Male and female Barnacle Geese (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Barnacle Geese – Weir Lake, Monroe County, PA

It’s not often that Barnacle Geese show up in Pennsylvania, in fact there have been less than 20 instances of this beautiful goose in the state, but they are on…

Common Murre flushing ahead of the boat. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Lark Sparrow - Cumberland County, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lark Sparrow – Cumberland County, PA

During the January 4th Newville CBC, Ramsay Koury discovered a Lark Sparrow foraging with other sparrows around a brush pile in a new housing development along Peyton Road near Carlisle,…

Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz – November 15th, 2014

A Search for Rarities and Fall Migrants along the Delaware Bay and Seashore! The Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz (CDBB) will be held on November 15th, 2014. The main target area for…

American White Pelican, Prime Hook NWR, DE (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

American White Pelican – Prime Hook NWR, Delaware

During a DOS Local Patch field trip led by Tim Schreckengost on October 18th, local birder Julie McCall alerted our attention to an American White Pelican that she found foraging…

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ode to Butterbutts – Cape May Autumn Birding Festival

The most abundant landbird species in Cape May during the Autumn Birding Festival was, of course, the Yellow-rumped Warbler. There were thousands. The morning flight counters tallied thousands flying back…

Fork-tailed Flycatcher during the Sunday morning field trip to the Cape May Meadows! (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher! – Cape May Autumn Birding Festival

Cape May has been having an incredible run of rarities this fall, and with Whiskered Tern capping off September and a Vermilion Flycatcher earlier this month, this past weekend’s Cape…

Vermilion Flycatcher - immature male at the Rea Farm (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Vermilion Flycatcher! – Cape May, NJ

Cape May is having a great run of rarities this fall, and yesterday morning Richard Crossley (of the Crossley ID guides) added to the madness by discovering a beautiful young male…

Rufous Hummingbird - adult female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Rufous Hummingbird – Kent County, Delaware

Just as the last Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are beginning to make their way south for the winter, Rufous Hummingbirds and other rare western hummingbirds are beginning to show up at lucky homeowner’s feeders…