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There will be games

a guest blogger|

This was a decent photo, up until I tried to get all artsy and festive and black out the bird and its perch rock. Chuckar, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, 6/17/15

Friend of NemesisBird, Matt Sabatine, provides another great guest article – this one about his recent trip to Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona where he met up with Alex Lamoreaux for a little birding near Salt Lake City and the Grand Tetons…. Actor John Cusack was once visiting the domicile of the great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and surprised by the …


New York Townsend’s Solitaire Plus More

Nathan Goldberg|

Townsend's Solitaire (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

This past Wednesday, Garrett MacDonald, Andrew Dreelin, and I birded in Madison County, New York. Specifically, we decided to chase some Evening Grosbeaks tending to a feeder near the town of Sheds, as well as a continuing Townsend’s Solitaire in Erieville. My classes didn’t start until 12:20 PM on Wednesday, so we were able to have enough time to try and get …


Eagle Madness

Steve Brenner|

Golden Eagle over observation in the Manzanos (photo by Steve Brenner)

When it comes to raptors, eagles often come out on top in every category. And why not? They are massive, long-lived, fierce, majestic, and did I mention that they are very large? Whether it’s soaring past a hawkwatch or giving Gandalf a ride to freedom, eagles are worth looking at every time. Easily one of the most rewarding experiences of …


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Golden Eagle and Great Horned Owl – Centre Co, PA

Alex Lamoreaux|

Great Horned Owl roosting at Whitehall Farms (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Despite the strong wind and 15 degree temperatures, it was so sunny out today that I had to go birding. I was hoping to try for some photos of the locally uncommon White-crowned Sparrows and more common American Tree Sparrows, so my first stop was to an area local birders call Whitehall Farms. After walking around for a bit and …


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This Week in Birding 36

Charlotte Wasylik|

The crossbill often perched precariously as it consumed the seeds (Photo by Anna Fasoli)

Charlotte Wasylik is a young, active birder hailing from Alberta, Canada. A junior in high school, she has already done an internship with Long Point Bird Observatory helping with migration monitoring. Charlotte frequently posts excellent collections of birding news on her own Prairie Birder blog and will now be crossposting them on Nemesis Bird as well. We are looking forward to …


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Hoary Redpoll and WRS Part 2

Alex Lamoreaux|

Hoary Redpoll on Kato-Orviston Rd, Centre County, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Due to a closed bridge, I was only able to access the western two-thirds of my Winter Raptor Survey (link to Part 1), so today Josh Lefever and I ran the last third as its own survey. The weather was great, with a bright sun and blue skies accentuating the snow-covered stripmines of northern Centre County, Pennsylvania. Within the first …


PSO Field Trip – Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, 11 Nov 2012

Mike Lanzone|

Eagles come by very close to the watch site, this is what makes the Allegheny Front a great place to see Golden Eagles in the fall!!
Photo by Malcolm Harter

Nemesisbird’s Mike Lanzone and Alex Lamoreaux along with Chad Kaufman helped lead a field trip offered by The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology to the  Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Sunday Nov 11. The wind forecast was for south-east, light to moderate, and hopes for a day packed full of Golden Eagles filled the participants heads! Although some of the group went directly to …


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LIVE @ Allegheny Front Hawkwatch

Mike Lanzone|

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Nemesis Bird– LIVE From the Allegheny Front Hawkwatch Live coverage by Mike and Alex at The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s field trip to Allegheny Front. To get an automatic notification each time we go live, go to this link , and click “follow” under Nemesis Bird Live! We will be broadcasting LIVE on and off throughout the day, hopefully some …


Big Sit 2012 – Allegheny Front Hawk Watch

Alex Lamoreaux|

Sharp-shinned Hawk - adult (Photo By Anna Fasoli)

The ‘Big Sit’ is an annual birding event that takes places at hundreds of prime birding locations around the world on the second weekend in October. The idea is to pick out a 17ft diameter circle to spend the day in and count as many birds as you and your team can see and/or hear from within that circle. This …


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10 Reasons to visit the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Area right now!

Alex Lamoreaux|

A Prairie Falcon (adult male) having fun along the cliffs below Dedication Point - Photo taken in Idaho by Alex Lamoreaux, 2011

Among raptor fanatics, the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is not only a mouthful of words but also a world-famous site for viewing lots of raptors representing lots of species, at close proximity. In 1993, about 485,000 acres of public land along 81 miles of the Snake River in southwestern Idaho, was declared a national conservation area. …