Category Archives: Bird Finding Tips

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
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…

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Nemesis Birding 101

It’s 7am in mid May 2011 on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh, OH when I hear it—chippy chuppy chippy chuppy chip—only a few meters away.  My heart starts pounding and…

This kind of interspersion of different kinds of plants and open water is ideal for Rails. (Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Mound City, MO) (Auriel Fournier)

Wetland Management for Rails and finding tips

Birders are nothing if not creatures of habit. We all have our spots and rely on them for X, Y and Z species every year. From the many emails I…