Category Archives: Bird Finding Tips

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…

"Western" Palm Warbler foraging during winter (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Winter Warblers

By December, most warbler species have made it to Central and/or South America where they will spend the rest of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter and then return back North to…

Find the Owls – Answers!

Here is the same photo that was posted earlier this morning… this time with both owls pointed out. The small, brown Northern Saw-whet Owl is tucked away on the left…