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Panama Preview

I just returned from a two week whirlwind birding tour of Panama over spring break. As it was my first time doing a concerted birding trip to Central America, I got a whole mess of lifers. In lieu of a … Continue reading

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Crossbills in Pennsylvania!

Nomadic winter finches are always fun. Their wandering habits, often beautiful colours, and northern allure make them a huge draw for birders. Aside from the usual siskins and purple finches, winter finches are usually almost entirely lacking from Pennsyvlania which … 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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Yearly Roundup 2014

It’s that time of year once again. The time where you stay up till midnight anxiously waiting for the year to change so that you can go birding and every bird will be a year bird. It’s also the time … Continue reading

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Bird Banding at Powdermill

Over the next few weeks, I am going to be starting to volunteer at Powdermill Nature Reserve. This is a great reserve and banding station that is about an hour south of my house and does some really great work. … Continue reading

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New Blog Title

As some of you may have noticed, this blog has a new title. When I got this blog started, I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it and I kind of figured that I would forget … Continue reading

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Birding in the Yorkshire Dales

**NOTE** My computer is having technical difficulties (I think it has a virus) and as such I am unable to add many photos to the next few posts. However, the missing photos will be added back in when my computer … Continue reading

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Birding Pittsburgh’s Point

Due to the great lakes being mostly frozen right now, Pittsburgh has been overrun with waterfowl of all shapes an sizes. The highlight has probably been the gulls which we have been having. Besides the usual ring-billed and herring gulls, … Continue reading

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Yearly Roundup 2013

It’s that time of year again. The time when the year ends, this blog has it’s anniversary, and I write this post highlighting the exciting and interesting things I have done this year. Oh, and yes, I am aware that … Continue reading

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Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Hunt

The day before we arrived in South Carolina, as we were driving down from Pittsburgh, we decided to stop and try to find red-cockaded woodpecker. It would be a life bird for me and is a bird I have wanted … Continue reading

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