About Drew

Drew is the founder and editor of Nemesis Bird and now works to curate some of the best content the web has to offer on birding and ornithology from an energetic crew of ornithologists, field researchers, tour leaders and photographers.

Drew is originally from PA but now lives in central New York where he is enjoying the long and snowy winters. He has done various bird jobs including bird surveys for the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas, tracked saw-whet owls from dusk to dawn with Scott Weidensaul and counted hawks for several years for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. His master's research at Penn State University focused on grassland birds and their relationships with different agricultural practices.

Drew is an avid lister, especially on smaller scales, and enjoys adding new birds to county, state and life lists. A sucker for competitions, he has placed 2nd in the World Series of Birding (with Nemesis Birders Andy McGann and Mike Lanzone) and is the part of the winning team for the Onondaga Audubon Bird-a-thon in Central NY and the Shaver's Creek Birding Cup (2 years running with Nemesis Birder Alex Lamoreaux).

He also enjoys digiscoping and making apps for birders. He is project manager for the North American Rare Bird Alert and coordinates the development of BirdsEye, BirdLog and BirdsEye Hotspots. He is active in the Pennsylvania birding community as chairman of the bird records committee, as well as a reviewer for sightings submitted to eBird.


Some topics that really interest him are migration, bird distributions and vagrancy.

Posts by Drew:

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BirdsEye comes to Android smartphones

Launching with the same features that made BirdsEye a hit on the iPhone, BirdsEye for Android is available as a free download with various subscription options. I know a lot of…

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Indiegogo Project: Brant Tours & Research

When I was in Texas a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of finally meeting the BRANT Tours crew, a bird tour company that is trying to do things differently….

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Warbler Guide app preview

  The Warbler Guide app is getting closer to release, and here is a preview of some of its features. It looks like it will have a very easy and…

Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 6 and a Phone Skope adapter.

Upstate Dickcissel

I’ve got a favorite sparrow patch in Syracuse that I like to visit frequently. It’s right by the Inner Harbor, and is an overgrown weedy field that is probably going…

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The NNY Northern Wheatear

What does it take to drop everything and drive an hour to see a bird? Apparently a Northern Wheatear was enough for me when I got the alert that there…

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….

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Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 21

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…

Young Barred Owl at Whiskey Hollow - Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

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

Mourning Warbler - Drew Weber

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

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The PA Breeding Bird Blitz (June 27-30)

Winter features the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count, spring has the migration count, and fall is dominated by hawk watches counting migrant raptors and passerines. Every…

Kirtland's Warbler- Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

Life Looks – Kirtland’s Warbler

I once had a run in with a Kirtland’s Warbler, a debacle which is described in this post. My first visit to the famed migration hotspot, Magee Marsh, and I…

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Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 14

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