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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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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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Cattle Egrets in Mercer County PA

On Friday, a Pittsburgh area birder discovered a flock of five cattle egrets in a cow field along the side of I79 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Cattle egrets are quite a good bird for this area of PA and so … Continue reading

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Migrants are Here!

This past Friday, I was off school and my dad was off work so we decided to go bird a few local spots looking for migrants that have just arrived in the area. Our first stop was going to be … Continue reading

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Displaying Woodcocks

This evening, I joined a group from the Three Rivers Birding Club to go see displaying American woodcocks in a field in Harmar Township (part of Allegheny County). I was very excited to see this as I have actually never … Continue reading

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Sparrows

Today, my original plans were to go to a Big Sit at the Allegheny Front Hawkwatch in Bedford County, PA. However, due to the rain, fog, and general low visibility, it would have been hard to get many birds at … Continue reading

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Bahama Woodstar (ABA Code 5) — Lancaster County, PA

Much to the disbelief of many birders in PA, there was an ABA code 5 Bahama Woodstar in Lancaster County, PA visiting feeders at the residence of a nonbirder. If you are not aware, the Bahama woodstar is a hummingbird … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

This morning, my dad and I decided to make a trip to Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, a reserve 23 minutes away from my house (and also the headquarters for the Audubon Society of Western PA). I had never been before … Continue reading

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