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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 …


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 …


Cape May Pt SP Snowbirds

Alex Lamoreaux|

Virginia Rail in the snow (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

After wandering around the streets of Cape May Point for awhile but not being able to turn up the White-winged Dove, we decided to head over to the state park to see what was around. It was incredible to see the park covered in snow. Equally amazing was how active the birds were in the snow-covered, freezing landscape. Along the …


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Northern Goshawk at Hawk Ridge

Anna Fasoli|

Northern Goshawk -juvenile (photo by Anna Fasoli)

Earlier this month, I traveled to Duluth, Minnesota to bird with Naturally Avian‘s Erik Bruhnke. The timing of my trip was key, and I wanted to visit the well-known hawk watching site, Hawk Ridge, at an ideal time to see Northern Goshawk.  The hawk count at Hawk Ridge is run by Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and Erik is employed by …


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A Quick Tour of the Allegheny National Forest

Alex Lamoreaux|

Northern Goshawk - recently-fledged juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Last Friday, I met up with my friend Josh Lefever at his field house near Irvine, PA in Warren County and we spent a few hours that afternoon birding spots around the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Click on links throughout this post for our eBird checklist of that location. Saturday we spent all day in Crawford and Erie County’s and …


Goshawk banding

Drew Weber|

downy female Northern Goshawk

On Saturday I had the pleasure of helping band a family of Northern Goshawks. Northern Goshawks are retracting their range in the Northeastern part of the United States, particularly the Appalachian region. Banding projects that can track things such as survival of young, dispersal after fledging, site fidelity, and longevity are crucial for understanding their population status. Generally the tactic …