Vermilion Flycatcher - immature male at the Rea Farm (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Vermilion Flycatcher! – Cape May, NJ

Cape May is having a great run of rarities this fall, and yesterday morning Richard Crossley (of the Crossley ID guides) added to the madness by discovering a beautiful young male…

Rufous Hummingbird - adult female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Rufous Hummingbird – Kent County, Delaware

Just as the last Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are beginning to make their way south for the winter, Rufous Hummingbirds and other rare western hummingbirds are beginning to show up at lucky homeowner’s feeders…

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

Rough day for catbirds

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…

Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Pectoral Sandpiper (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 6 and a Phone Skope adapter.

Upstate Dickcissel

I’ve got a favorite sparrow patch in Syracuse that I like to visit frequently. It’s right by the Inner Harbor, and is an overgrown weedy field that is probably going…

Maybe THE bird Rocky Mountain National Park, three White-tailed Ptarmigan were still relatively cooperative along the spur trail from Medicine Bow Curve. Photo by Mike McCloy.

A Week at the AOU/COS/SCO Meeting

Alan Kneidel received a B.A. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2008. He has since contributed to a variety of research projects, spanning from the Arctic…

Merlin showing off, and passing by close to the platform. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
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Sooty Grouse in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

This post comes from one of our good friends, Nate Fronk, who just finished a field season at Yosemite National Park. Nate has a master’s degree in Wildlife Science from…

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The NNY Northern Wheatear

What does it take to drop everything and drive an hour to see a bird? Apparently a Northern Wheatear was enough for me when I got the alert that there…

Green Heron at Fisherman's Wharf, Sussex County, Delaware on 29 August 2014. Digibinned with an iPhone 5 + Celestron Regal 8x42 & Phone Skope Adapter using the Horizon app for iOS. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 22

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