About Alex

Alex is currently studying Wildlife Biology at the Pennsylvania State University. Alex is a traveling field ornithologist, most recently working for the Center for Conservation Biology, studying migrant Whimbrel and other coastal birds of Virginia's Eastern Shore. He has done field work across the US on everything from Yellow-billed Cuckoos to Long-billed Curlews.

An avid birder since 8 years old, Alex has since been able to travel not only across most of the United States, but also to Central America and Southern Africa in search birds. Raptors, shorebirds, and warblers are among his favorite groups of birds to observe and photograph.

Alex is obsessive about eBird, combing through the data to help out with Big Days and is also a budding wildlife photographer.

Posts by Alex:

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…

Peregrine Falcon with a Gray Catbird (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Rough day for catbirds

Throughout the northeast lots of Gray Catbirds are migrating south on a daily basis. It is also peak falcon migration right now. You can probably guess that this combination isn’t going to…

Merlin showing off, and passing by close to the platform. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch – September Highlights!

Ah…fall migration, my favorite time of the year! Warblers streaming through the trees, thrushes calling from the understory, and raptors filling the skies – all while the leaves slowly change…

Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted…

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Freeport Pelagic: Birds with Friends

  Years ago, back when the Internet was younger, Nemesis Bird sprang forth from a group of young Pennsylvania birders who met each other working field jobs and chasing rare birds….

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Sparrows by the Seaside

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is my ‘new’ local patch, at least now that I am living in Delaware for the fall. The refuge is only a few miles from…

Rhinoceros Auklet flying past offshore Westport, Washington (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux0

Alcids of the Olympic Peninsula

Dense temperate rainforest covers the Olympic Peninsula of Washington right up until the coastline, then rocky cliffs and towering islands create a stunning landscape where at least 12 species of alcids…

Common Nighthawk (male) photographed using iPhone 5S and Leica Ultravid 8X42 binoculars. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 18

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite…

Adult 'Puget Sound' White-crowned Sparrow from Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

‘Puget Sound’ White-crowned Sparrows

Many species of sparrows vary considerably in appearance and vocalizations across their ranges in North America. In particular Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, and White-crowned Sparrows show the most distinct…

Female Harlequin Duck ignoring the whitewater in Warm Springs Creek, Idaho (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Photo Study – Idaho Harlequin Duck

Whether floating along rocky ocean shorelines or navigating the raging rapids of a mountain stream, Harlequin Ducks are totally at home in rough water. The fast-flowing, high elevation rivers and…

Snowshoe Hare near Headquarters, Idaho (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Rabbit Season in the Rockies

Although not technically a “rabbit”, Snowshoe Hares are particularly visible and abundant right now in the boreal habitats of northern Idaho. The vast expanses of spruce-fir forests and large stands of…