About Alex

Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist since he was a youngster, growing up exploring the farmland and forested ridges 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 help to bring 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 and is currently pursuing nature tour guiding, as well as continuing to refine his passion for wildlife photography. Contact Info for Alex Lamoreaux: aslamoreaux@gmail.com (717) 943-7086

Posts by Alex:

Canada Goose (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Delaware Goose-a-palooza 2016

NemesisBird.com would like to invite you to participate in a new mid-Atlantic birding event, dubbed the Delaware Goose-a-palooza which will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016!  In short, this will be a one-day…

Female American Kestrel with aberrant plumage (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

‘Ginger’ American Kestrel

After seeing a posting about an oddly-plumaged American Kestrel in Lancaster County by Kris Miller, I decided to run down today and try to find the bird myself for some…

Immature Smith's Longspur at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

The Final Longspur

I’ve grown up seeing a few Lapland Longspurs each winter, sprinkled into Horned Lark flocks in the farmland of Pennsylvania. This past summer I was able to spend some quality…

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)

Harris’s Sparrow and ‘Gambel’s’ White-crowned Sparrow

Arlene Koch’s famous backyard habitat near Easton, PA which has lured in countless uncommon, unusual, and rare birds over the years is currently hosting a first winter Harris’s Sparrow as…

My first lifer of the trip - Tropical Mockingbird (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Afternoon in Cancun

The most cost-efficient option for me to get from the US to Belize this past November was to fly to Cancun, Mexico and then take an overnight express bus to Belize City….

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Coastal waterbird notes from southern Belize, Fall 2014

We are spoiled in the United States with many concentrated birding efforts taking place throughout fall and spring migration such as hawkwatches, seawatches, Big Sits, and other surveys which all…

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…