Tag Archives: Delaware

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…

First state record found by Dirk Robinson around noon. Hatching-year Gray Kingbird along Thirteen Curves Rd. in Sussex Co, DE on 6 November 2013. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Signing up for the DE RBA

If you’re going to be birding in Delaware or are wanting to chase rare birds in the state, then you should sign up for DE RBA for real-time updates as rare…

Laughing Gull at Delaware Seashore State Park, Sussex Co, DE on 23 August 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 20

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…

American Woodcock - Tim Schreckengost

A March Big Day in Delaware

Last Saturday, Nate Fronk, Alan Kneidel, and I made a run for the March Big Day record for Delaware. We decided that owling in the morning was pointless due to…

Barnacle Goose at the intersection of Walker School Rd. and Rt. 9 in New Castle County, DE on 22 February 2014. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Barnacle Goose in Delaware

Alan Kneidel and I found a Barnacle Goose along Rt. 9 in New Castle County, Delaware this afternoon. The bird was at the intersection of Walker School Rd. and Rt….

Yellow-throated Warbler. Photo by Alex Lamoreaux.

5 to 500

Every avid lister knows the life list benchmarks. When you start birding you are learning the fundamentals, but in the back of your mind you’re thinking about hitting 100, 200,…

Herring Gull - Tim Schreckengost

Digiscoping at the Indian River Inlet – a Phone Skope Big Year 2014 Update

This past Sunday, Alan Kneidel, Taj Schottland, Matt Boone, and I ventured to the Indian River Inlet (eBird Checklist) in Sussex County, Delaware. After a necessary pre-trip Wawa stop, we…

Clapper Rail digiscoped at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware with an iPhone 5 + Celestron Regal 80F-ED & Phone Skope Adapter. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 6 – Clapper Rails at Prime Hook NWR

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…

American Robin - Tim Schreckengost

Phone Skope Big Year 2014

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…

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300 – A Delaware Big Year Challenge

Alan received a B.A. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008. He has since contributed to a variety of research projects, spanning from the Arctic to…