Category Archives: Chase

Posts about chasing a rare bird, sometimes getting to see it, other times missing.

Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Whiskered Tern – The Video

Heads up, this video is set to (loud) music. By now, we all know the story. On Friday, September 12, 2014, a Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) was found in Cape…

Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted…

Kirtland's Warbler- Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

Life Looks – Kirtland’s Warbler

I once had a run in with a Kirtland’s Warbler, a debacle which is described in this post. My first visit to the famed migration hotspot, Magee Marsh, and I…

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Photo by Mark Bowman)

One day wonder: Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Illinois!

On Monday, May 12, an email went out to the Illinois birding community that the Bowman brothers (Chris and Mark) had found a Fork-tailed Flycatcher at¬†Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in…

Willow Ptarmigan - Jefferson County, New York (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Willow Ptarmigan – 1st for New York!

Today myself and 8¬†fellow PA birders embarked on a weekend-long PSO field trip to the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, however our plans took a very unexpected turn when I noticed…