Now that winter 2020/2021 has finally come to an end and signs of spring are all around, join Alex Lamoreaux for a casual recap of this past winter's birding highlights from around the United States and beyond. You might have heard about the finch 'superflight' that brought thousands of siskins, redpolls, grosbeaks, and crossbills into the eastern US but did you know there was also a major push of titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, and even Barred Owls further south this winter?

Exciting rarities were found all over the country, including an unprecedented wave of vagrant Redwings into the northeast! We'll cover backyard birding highlights and Alex will share tips and tricks for attracting birds to your yard during the colder months. Join us for a fun and informative hour-long webinar celebrating the end of an interesting winter and the arrival of spring!
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    Alex Lamoreaux
    Senior Leader
    Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist his entire life. He grew up exploring the farmland hedgerows and Appalachian ridges near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was always outside scouring the marshlands and forests behind his childhood home for birds and other wildlife, and began banding saw-whet owls and volunteering at Hawk Mountain before he could even drive! Alex has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa in pursuit of wildlife adventures and research opportunities.

    Alex is a freelance biologist, wildlife photographer, and environmental educator. He has worked on a variety of avian research projects ranging from Whimbrel migration along the coast of Virginia, to threatened Yellow-billed Cuckoos nesting in the desert southwest. Alex’s main interests are in the visible migration of birds, especially raptors. He has been the migration counter at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for three fall seasons, documenting the massive bird movements that occur along Lake Superior. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, and strives to bring the birding community together to enjoy all that birds and wildlife have to offer. Alex currently resides in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon, but bird-guiding takes him all over the World! As a senior guide and our North American birding specialist, Alex has a busy schedule of tours throughout the year and hopes to see you out in the field!