There will be games

a guest bloggerBirding, Featured, Trip Reports3 Comments

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 … Read More

Photo Study – Idaho Harlequin Duck

Alex LamoreauxBehavior, Bird Sightings, photo study2 Comments

Whether floating along rocky ocean shorelines or navigating the raging rapids of a mountain stream, Harlequin Ducks are totally at home in rough water. The fast-flowing, high elevation rivers and creeks flowing throughout the boreal forests of northern Idaho are the perfect haven for these colorful ducks, and I was really looking forward to turning one up while I’m working … Read More

Rabbit Season in the Rockies

Alex LamoreauxField Work, Mammals0 Comments

Although not technically a “rabbit”, Snowshoe Hares are particularly visible and abundant right now in the boreal habitats of northern Idaho. The vast expanses of spruce-fir forests and large stands of Lodgepole Pines covering the mountainous landscape creates the ultimate kingdom for this large leporid. Before this summer I had only seen a handful of Snowshoe Hares in my life, but … Read More

Birds, Bears, Lions – Idaho for the Summer

Alex LamoreauxField Work, Trip Reports0 Comments

This summer I am back in Idaho, working for the Intermountain Bird Observatory! I can’t wait to explore a new region of the state, mainly north of McCall to the Canada border while doing daily point count transects for breeding birds. My friend Ian Gardner and I drove over from Pennsylvania, winding around to a few of our friend’s houses and … Read More

A Turkey Tale

Anna FasoliBehavior, General News and Info1 Comment

Last year, Alex and I spent part of the spring and summer living in the foothills near Boise, Idaho while working for Idaho Bird Observatory. A few days after we drove to Idaho to start work for Idaho Bird Observatory in early April 2011, we came back to our camper trailer (home) to find a huge male Wild Turkey walking around … Read More

Featured Photographer: Darren Clark – Great Gray Owls!

a guest bloggerFeatured Photographer, General News and Info, Photography2 Comments

Nemesis Bird would like to introduce you to this month’s featured photographer, Darren Clark. Darren teaches photography at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. Darren divides his time between teaching, fly-fishing, photographing, birding, and hanging out with his family. To see more of Darren’s photos, check out his page on flickr and his website. We hope your enjoy his story and photographs of … Read More

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

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Migration, Photography4 Comments

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. … Read More