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.

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Canvasback (male) in flight above the West Fairview boat launch. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ducks in the City

The majority of waterways in Pennsylvania are frozen up tight, as are most of the northeastern states, aside from a few small pockets here and there. Luckily for birders, one stretch of open…

Delaware's 8th White-winged Dove sunning itself on a fence in Brian McCaffrey's backyard. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

White-winged Dove – Kent County, Delaware

This past Tuesday morning Brian McCaffrey spotted a White-winged Dove among the Mourning Doves in his Kent County, Delaware backyard! This is only the 8th record for the state of…

Greater White-fronted X Snow Goose hybrid adult, with Snow Geese along PA896 in Lancaster County, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Greater White-fronted X Snow Goose hybrid – Lancaster, PA

Yesterday evening while driving north along PA896, I noticed Snow Geese landing in a field near the road. As I drove past, I saw that it was a ‘small flock’…

Adult female gray type Gyrfalcon perched along Old Fort Rd, Wallkill, New York. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Gyrfalcon Invasion 2015

As many people are aware of, starting with the winter of 2012/2013, Snowy Owls staged a dramatic and widespread invasion into southern Canada and the northeastern United States, with the…

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Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrows in PA

After having a great opportunity to study an adult Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) at Arlene Koch’s property last weekend near Easton, while also enjoying the immature Harris’s Sparrow…

First winter Harris's Sparrow (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
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,…