Category Archives: Rarities

Vagrants for Days…

The past week has been pretty crazy (and exhausting) bird wise. It all started last Sunday when I was able to chase a slaty-backed gull that had been found a few days prior at Presque Isle State Park on Lake … Continue reading

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Tale of Three Vagrants

For the past week I have been in Florida briefly before heading down to the Dominican Republic day after tomorrow (much more on that later). While it has not been a birding trip, I have had a bit of time … Continue reading

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Cleaning up South Florida Specialties — March 2015

Lifers Denoted by Bold Over the past spring break, my family went down to spend a week in South Florida. Having been to Florida twice before, I had seen a lot of the specialty birds to be found there. However, … Continue reading

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Western Kingbird — Carbon County, PA

A few weeks ago, I was able to chase a continuing western kingbird in Carbon County, PA. This was a great state lifer for me and a really great bird to see in the state. While I haven’t found time … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Mania 2k15 — PA Edition

As any birder in North America who hasn’t been living under a rock should know, last weekend saw a massive invasion of Franklin’s gulls to the east of a scale not seen since 1998 (meaning I was 1 month old … Continue reading

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The Final Days of Camp Chiricahua

Lifers Denoted by Bold On the final full day of Camp Chiricahua, we woke up early in Patagonia to head towards Florida (pronounced Floreeda) Canyon. This was a spot I had been hoping to visit all trip as it was holding … Continue reading

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Day 10 of Camp Chiricahua — Patagonia

Lifers Denoted by Bold Our first stop on day 10 was at the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Reserve. However, we got our first good bird of the day on the entrance road to the preserve before we had even reached the preserve itself. … Continue reading

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Day 9 of Camp Chirichua

Lifers Denoted by Bold Day nine of Camp Chiricahua was to be more birding around the Huachucas Mountains and to start that off, we headed to the Ash Canyon B&B in search of Lucifer Hummingbird and whatever other birds we could … Continue reading

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Camp Chiricahua Day 8

Lifers Denoted by Bold The morning of the eighth day of Camp Chirichua began with a trip to the San Pedro House. On our drive into Sierra Vista the evening before, we had passed over the San Pedro River and the … Continue reading

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Birding in New England Over Winter Break

During the last weekend of my school’s winter break, my dad was planning on going up to Maine to pick up a car for my grandparents and drive it back down to Pennsylvania. He managed to convince me to come … Continue reading

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