Category Archives: Chase

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

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…

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…

Gyrfalcon diving towards some American Black Ducks (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Hunting for a Gyrfalcon

My friends and I always plan a New Years trip to kick off another year with a few days of birding the Atlantic Coast. This year the focus of our…

Marbled Godwit at Duck Hollow in Pittsburgh (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

December Marbled Godwit – Pittsburgh, PA

Yesterday morning Jack and Sue Solomon discovered a Marbled Godwit, a very unusual bird for this time of the year in PA. This is also the first sighting of this…