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Another year of birding underway!

Two of 3 Razorbills we saw at Barnegat Inlet, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

With the first month of the year officially behind us now, I thought I would take a look the current status of my year list. Beginning a new year is always fun – every single bird is ‘new’, it’s winter, and there are typically a bunch of winter rarities and other good birds around to chase. You never really know what the …

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Another awesome day of spring birding!

Forster's Tern - Toftrees Pond (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

As day after day and night after night of north winds blew through the Northeast, birds were being held back – unable to smoothly migrate to our area. Needless to say, I am sure many birders in PA were just as excited as I was to hear that starting late this past Friday night, winds would shift to the south …

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Photo Study: Brown-headed Nuthatch

One of my favorite resident birds of the southern pinelands is the Brown-headed Nuthatch. It is always so much fun to see these little nuthatches crawling all over a pine tree, curiously watching over you as you pass below them. A few weekends ago, I stopped by Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware, which is at the northern limit of this species’ …

Virginia’s Warbler Chase – Feb. 19

When news spread that Jim Stasz had found a Virginia’s Warbler near Easton, MD I knew I wanted to try and chase the bird, especially since it would be a first state record for Maryland as well as only a handful of records for the east coast. I have already seen Virginia’s Warbler in Arizona, but I love seeing birds in …

Avon Park Christmas Bird Count

Brown-headed Nuthatch

On January 5th, I was able to help out with a Christmas Bird Count at the Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida. This CBC is entirely conducted within the Air Force Base. Our team consisted of Reed Bowman, Shane Pruett, Anna Fasoli, Jenn Smith, and myself. We started the day off at 5:45am, trying a few locations for Eastern …