Category Archives: Bird Finding Tips

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Birding in Tokyo

This post comes from Allison Miller, an avid birder and raptor technician at the Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka, FL. Allison was lucky enough to travel to Tokyo recently, and has these bird…

Canada Goose - Tim Schreckengost

4 Tips for finding uncommon geese

Ah, it’s that time of year, the time when geese congregate in fields hoping a birder will come pick through them. Looking at geese can be overwhelming and may not…

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….

Rhinoceros Auklet flying past offshore Westport, Washington (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux0

Alcids of the Olympic Peninsula

Dense temperate rainforest covers the Olympic Peninsula of Washington right up until the coastline, then rocky cliffs and towering islands create a stunning landscape where at least 12 species of alcids…

Common Murre with Ruddy Ducks, Bufflehead, and Red-breasted Mergansers (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Chase-able Common Murre – Cape May, NJ

Any murre species, and most alcids in general are difficult to see from land along the east coast. Most winters, small numbers of Razorbills can usually be seen migrating from…