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Here is how Pokemon Go is birding.

Anna Fasoli|

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So Nintendo emerged from its decade long slump and finally released a hit, although this time it wasn’t on its own console, but on iPhone and Android smartphones. Pokemon GO basically forces users to move around (literally) to collect classic Pokemon characters through their smart phone screens in the real world. It brings out the hoarding habits of the 14-year-old …


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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Rough day for catbirds

Alex Lamoreaux|

Peregrine Falcon with a Gray Catbird (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Throughout the northeast lots of Gray Catbirds are migrating south on a daily basis. It is also peak falcon migration right now. You can probably guess that this combination isn’t going to fair too well for some catbirds…sure enough, today at the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch we had a Merlin fly in after crossing Delaware Bay, drop down into the brush near the hawkwatch, and …


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Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch – September Highlights!

Alex Lamoreaux|

Merlin showing off, and passing by close to the platform. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Ah…fall migration, my favorite time of the year! Warblers streaming through the trees, thrushes calling from the understory, and raptors filling the skies – all while the leaves slowly change color, and with each cold front we move closer and closer to winter. I am living and working down in Delaware for the season, and have been trying to make …


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Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

Alex Lamoreaux|

Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted the first two records as well; in 1993 and 1998. One of the former records eventually flew over the Delaware Bay and went to a collection of impoundments in Delaware for …


Snowstorm in Cape May

Alex Lamoreaux|

Merlin with a Sanderling at Sunset Point (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

When we went to bed on the evening of January 2nd in Cape May, the temperature was dropping quick and it was beginning to snow. When we woke up to the next morning, there was a half-foot of snow on the ground and the wind was howling. We had camped in my truck overnight, and it managed to stay pretty …


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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Hawks harassing starlings

Alex Lamoreaux|

Adult Red-tailed Hawk taking another pass at the starlings. (Photo by Nick Bolgiano)

Everyone has seen massive flocks of starlings moving across the sky like a haunted black cloud at some point in their lives. They move in unison so perfectly that it can be hard to comprehend. Here in central Pennsylvania we don’t get flocks of millions of starling that other parts of the world see, but we can still see small versions of …


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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Falcon Friends?

Alex Lamoreaux|

Merlin and kestrel at Presque Isle SP (Photo by Katie Anderson)

This evening, PA birder Katie Andersen was hiking along the Pine Tree Trail at Presque Isle State Park in nw PA. She noticed a lack in songbirds in that area, but quickly realized why when she saw, and photographed, this Merlin perched right next to a male American Kestrel!! I don’t understand how those two species could tolerate being right …