Category Archives: Birding

This Nelson's Sparrow flushed right up into this bare dogwood, posing plenty long enough to get a couple iPhone-scoped images. Frog Pond, Bald Eagle SP, 10/11/14 (Photo by Matt Sabatine)

Sparrow Obsession

Guest contributor Matt Sabatine is back with some information on his recent Nelson’s Sparrow obsession, as well as tips on where to look for them during fall migration in Pennsylvania….

Red-winged Blackbird at Prime Hook NWR on 18 October 2014. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

DOS Local Patch Birding Series – Prime Hook NWR Headquarters

Yesterday afternoon, I led a small group of enthusiastic birders on a Delmarva Ornithological Society Local Patch Birding Series walk/trip at the Prime Hook NWR Headquarters with the help of…

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…