Category Archives: Birding

Urban Common Raven in State College, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Happy Earth Day! I hope you can get out birding today, or otherwise enjoying our world! This morning I spent a few hours birding with the PSU Ornithology lab and we saw…

Black-and White Warbler (photo by Steve Brenner)

How to React at the Biggest Week

It’s almost here! With less than a month until the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival in northwest Ohio, we here at Nemesis Bird can hardly hide our excitement. Face-melting…

Male California Gnatcatcher (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

The Southern California Coast 3/31 to 4/2

Leaving La Quinta on March 31st, we began the short second leg of our trip with a 3 hour drive to the town of La Jolla (just north of San…

Memorial Hall

Peregrine at Harvard

Moving from rural Pennsylvania to college in the city was a big transition for me. Part of this had to do with the birds. My yard list back home is…

Yellow-throated Warbler, South Padre Island (Tiffany Kersten)

Close encounters of the feathered kind

Late last week brought the first spring fallout of warblers to South Padre Island. Trans-gulf migrants, or birds that cut straight across the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula,…