Category Archives: Rarities

Adult Little Gull (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

Finding a Little Gull in Illinois

Three days ago, March 26th, I had only about six hours to go birding. I talked with my friend Andy Sigler to see what would be possible, and we outlined…

Pink-footed Geese among Canada Geese (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Pink-footed Geese – Centre County, PA

This past Friday morning, Matt Sabatine discovered not one, but two Pink-footed Geese mixed with a large flock of Canadas at Bald Eagle SP in Centre County, PA. This is…

Barnacle Goose at the intersection of Walker School Rd. and Rt. 9 in New Castle County, DE on 22 February 2014. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Barnacle Goose in Delaware

Alan Kneidel and I found a Barnacle Goose along Rt. 9 in New Castle County, Delaware this afternoon. The bird was at the intersection of Walker School Rd. and Rt….

Adult male White-winged Scoter (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

Winter Waterfowl in Illinois

Last Saturday (the 15th), Michael Retter and Matt Hale drove up from West Lafayette to stay at my house for the weekend (specifically for the Gull Frolic, more on that…

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…