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Night-Herons and other nocturnal birding in southern Florida

Alex Lamoreaux|

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on Big Pine Key, Florida. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

If we weren’t too exhausted from full days of birding, my friends and I tried to search for snakes, lizards, frogs, and any other herps would could find after dark during our 10 day trip through Florida. It was often too cold or too windy to really find much of anything, but we did come across quite a few birds …


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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, NJ

Corey Husic|

Long-tailed Duck

Last Saturday, I traveled to Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in New Jersey. Although slightly chilly, the sun and lack of wind made the birding conditions excellent… or at least better than most January days along the Jersey shore! Upon arriving, a small group of Black-crowned Night-Herons passed directly overhead, circling around the lighthouse several times before moving over the open …


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Desert Shorebirding!

Alex Lamoreaux|

A few of the cuckoos that we fitted with radio transmitters have gone missing, so this morning, Anna and I drove around to all of our cuckoo sites to search for them using our car-mounted radio-receiver. This ‘cuckoo-finder’, as we call it, has two yagi antennae’s, that work in unison to be able to pick up a cuckoo’s radio telemetry …


First Week of Flammulated Owl Surveys!

Alex Lamoreaux|

This past week instead of searching for curlew nests, my coworker Oly Olson and I went to southeastern Idaho to begin the first week of surveys for Flammulated Owls. Anna stayed behind to keep an eye on the curlews and search for nests. Oly and I visited some really amazing places and this week of traveling around southeast Idaho really …