Laughing Gulls at Baby Beach, Aruba on 29 June 2014. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Birding Aruba – Part 3

See also Part 1 | Part 2 I started out Saturday morning sea watching from Eagle Beach (eBird Checklist), where Brown Pelicans and Magnificent Frigatebirds were plentiful. I scanned the beach…

Brown Pelican at Malmok Beach, Aruba on 27 June 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Birding Aruba – Part 2

See also: Part 1 | Part 3   I didn’t do much birding during our third day on the island, but I managed to hit a few spots as we explored the southeast…

Bananaquit at Bubali Bird Sanctuary, Aruba on 24 June 2014. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Birding Aruba – Part 1

See also: Part 2 | Part 3 On Monday, June 23rd, my wife and I flew from Pittsburgh to Aruba for our honeymoon. Everyone who knows my wife is aware that…

Mourning Warbler - Drew Weber

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 15

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots…

Female Great Lakes Piping Plover with unique color band combination including orange flag indicating it is a Great Lakes bird (Photo by Jordan Rutter)

Piping Plovers – Beyond Cute

Many birders are familiar with this small migratory shorebird and some know of its endangered status. Not to mention the fact that they’re adorable. But there’s a lot more about Piping…

Female Harlequin Duck ignoring the whitewater in Warm Springs Creek, Idaho (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Photo Study – Idaho Harlequin Duck

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…

This Week in Birding

This Week in Birding 74

:: A Bicknell’s Thrush that was banded in the Dominican Republic while wintering there in 2010 has been has been re-captured for the second time on Mount Mansfield in Vermont. :: Do birds use properties of…

American Oystercatchers and a juvenile Black Skimmer - (photo by Steve Brenner)

4th of July Birding Challenge! Part Deux

Four score and seven birds ago, the 4th of July Birding Challenge was born (actually, it was last year, but who’s counting?). Since it was such a big hit last…

Cliff Swallow nests

The PA Breeding Bird Blitz (June 27-30)

Winter features the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count, spring has the migration count, and fall is dominated by hawk watches counting migrant raptors and passerines. Every…

Acorn Woodpecker nestling, day 21 - AZ, 2014 (photo by Steve Brenner)

Tales and Baby Birds from Arizona

For the past 2 months, I have been working on an ongoing research project in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona studying life history and development of birds nesting near…