Category Archives: Bird Sightings

Fork-tailed Flycatcher during the Sunday morning field trip to the Cape May Meadows! (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher! – Cape May Autumn Birding Festival

Cape May has been having an incredible run of rarities this fall, and with Whiskered Tern capping off September and a Vermilion Flycatcher earlier this month, this past weekend’s Cape…

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….

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…

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…

Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 6 and a Phone Skope adapter.

Upstate Dickcissel

I’ve got a favorite sparrow patch in Syracuse that I like to visit frequently. It’s right by the Inner Harbor, and is an overgrown weedy field that is probably going…