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 the United States, and internationally to Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and South Africa in his pursuit of birds and wildlife. His life list is currently at 1000 species and he is always on the look-out for a new bird! He has been on birding excursions with some of the most well-known birdwatchers in the United States, and is himself considered an expert in North American bird identification and distribution. Alex is currently pursuing nature tour guiding, as well as continuing to refine his passion for wildlife photography.

Posts by Alex:

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…

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)
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