Category Archives: Rarities

The mighty Great Skua passing the boat. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Cape May Pelagic – February 6th, 2015

This past Saturday was the Cape May See Life Paulagics trip, and our boat-full of eager birders were in for a great day on the ocean. We sailed out of the…

One of 4 cave swallows reported in Rhode Island (photo by Steve Brenner)

Ye Olde New England November

November turned out to be a pretty good month for rare birds in New England. Sure, the Buffalo Bills lost to the Patriots for about the zillionth time. And of…

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The August Brooklyn Pelagic a.k.a pterodroma magic

For the 3rd August in a row, I’ve managed to find myself on Paulagics fantastic overnight pelagics. This year they have moved to a new boat, the Brooklyn IV, and…

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Brooklyn Overnight Pelagic AKA Skua Fest 2015

East coast pelagic birding is what it is. Usually it’s relatively unproductive (ignoring the pelagic birding off of North Carolina) with low numbers of individuals, and you’re lucky to see one…

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Whimbrel at Somerset Lake (AGAIN!)

Lightning struck a second time today at Somerset Lake IBA. After work, Mike Lanzone and Jeff Payne stopped by the lake, hoping for a White-rumped Sandpiper or maybe even a…