Phone Skope Big Year 2014

Tim Schreckengost|

American Robin - Tim Schreckengost

Towards the end of 2013 I started thinking about how I could do a Big Year. I really enjoy digiscoping, so why not a Phone Skope Big Year? I am trying to digiscope as many species as possible with my iPhone 5 and Phone Skope Adapter using a variety of optics. My goal is to digiscope 200 species for the …


Lititz CBC 2012

Alex Lamoreaux|

One of two Long-eared Owls that were roosting together in a cedar grove. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Tomorrow I am headed on a trip through MD, DE, and NJ so today was my last full day of birding in Pennsylvania for the year. 2012 has been a great year of birding for me in the state, with my highest state year list ever – 292 species. I guess I should have tried a little harder and tried …


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State College CBC 2012

Alex Lamoreaux|

Eastern Screech-Owl - photo by Alex Lamoreaux

Sunday was this year’s date for the State College Christmas Bird Count. This was my second year running the Bear Meadows and Rockview Property routes. Last year Drew Weber, Steve Brenner, and I birded the route together but this year it was me and Josh Lefever. My goal for last year was to find 50 species, but we were only …


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Mapping the Christmas Bird Count

Drew Weber|

Purple Finch - male at Black Moshannon SP (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

I thought I would share just a little of the map prep work I did, last minute, for the Syracuse CBC. Hopefully this will help you out in your last minute planning as well. This is particularly useful when covering a new area or doing a new CBC. You might even discover that there are more areas to cover in …