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Northeast Goose Finding Tactics

Alex Lamoreaux|

Greater White-fronted Goose among Snow Geese (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

With the Delaware Goose-a-palooza 2016 coming up this weekend, we’ve put together a short summary of the Northeast’s common and unusual goose species and also a few helpful links for participants. Remember that if you haven’t signed up for the event, please email Alan Kneidel and he can register you for a team and goose-searching territory. The objective for each team during the Goose-a-palooza is …


Phone Skope Big Year Update

Tim Schreckengost|

Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 - Tim Schreckengost - IMG_1368

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last gave an update about my Phone Skope Big Year (First Update, Second Update). Anyway, it’s been about six months and I finally hit 100 species for the year. Remember, my goal is to Phone Skope 200 species. February was filled with gulls, waterfowl, …


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A March Big Day in Delaware

Tim Schreckengost|

American Woodcock - Tim Schreckengost

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 ~20mph winds, so we left Newark around 5:00 AM. After quick stops at Helen’s Sausage House and Wawa, we arrived at the Indian River Inlet shortly after sunrise. Our first …


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MacGillivray’s Warbler – Highspire, Pennsylvania

Alex Lamoreaux|

MacGillivray's Warbler - Highspire Park, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

After close observation between yesterday afternoon and this morning, as well as consulting with warbler experts, it seems the tricky Geothlypis warbler found yesterday by Sue Hannon at Highspire Rreservoir Park is the 2nd PA state record of MacGillivray’s Warbler! This morning, the bird was mostly seen along the boardwalk on the the north side of the lake, foraging low …


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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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Pink-footed fiasco turns into a great day of birding!

Alex Lamoreaux|

Immature male Allen's Hummingbird - PA's 3rd state record! (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

This morning, Ian Gardner and I joined up and drove from Hershey out to Peace Valley Park in Bucks County, PA to try our luck at finding the Pink-footed Goose that has returned for its second winter in the area. The bird would have been a lifer for the both of us and a species I REALLY want to see, …