Category Archives: Chase

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

Immature Smith's Longspur at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

The Final Longspur

I’ve grown up seeing a few Lapland Longspurs each winter, sprinkled into Horned Lark flocks in the farmland of Pennsylvania. This past summer I was able to spend some quality…

Village of East Apple River, Nova Scotia. Photo by Matt Sabatine.

The Thousand Mile Chase

This post comes from Matt Sabatine, who recently had the chance to bird from Pennsylvania to Nova Scotia, where some great birds have been reported recently. The reliable duo of rarities in Nova Scotia…

Delaware's 8th White-winged Dove sunning itself on a fence in Brian McCaffrey's backyard. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

White-winged Dove – Kent County, Delaware

This past Tuesday morning Brian McCaffrey spotted a White-winged Dove among the Mourning Doves in his Kent County, Delaware backyard! This is only the 8th record for the state of…

First winter Harris's Sparrow (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Cassin's Kingbird surveying it's territory at the community gardens at Floyd Bennett Field (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Winter Kingbirds of NYC

Remarkably both a Couch’s and Cassin’s Kingbird have taken up residence less than 15 miles apart from each other in New York City, and are so far successfully overwintering despite the…