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Delaware Christmas Bird Counts, Dec. & Jan. 2013/4
Join us for the 2013 Audubon Christmas Bird Counts --DOS sponsors five counts, of 7 around the state. Inexperienced to expert birders welcome! See the Count page for details and to sign up.
Bombay Hook – 15 December 2013 – Compiler Andy Ednie
Milford -22 December 2013 – compiler Chris Bennett
Wilmington –28 December 2013 –Compiler Jim White
Middletown – 29 December 2013 –Compiler Bruce Lantz
Seaford – 3 January 2014 –Compiler Glen Lovelace
Rehoboth –4 January 2014 – Compiler Sally O’Byrne
Cape Henlopen/Prime Hook- 5 January 2014 - Compiler Frank Rohrbacher
DOS End-of-year donations
For the first time in our history, we would like to invite you to make a special holiday, year-end gift to the Delmarva Ornithological Society.
Your contribution will go directly towards continuing projects that have been successful in the past, such as our Dunlins Youth Birders Club, Lights Out! Wilmington, the Peregrine Falcon Cam, installation of nesting structures, and others. Membership dollars alone do not fully fund these projects, and your additional support will ensure their success.
Thank you for considering a donation, no matter the amount, to the DOS. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible.
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Or using our secure PayPal
Delmarva Ornithological Society
Attn: Year End Appeal
P.O. Box 4247
Greenville, DE 19807
--Call for presentations by our Members--
4 DOS BY DOS - We Want You!
4 DOS BY DOS - We Want You!
Can you do a bird dance? Impersonate a famous birder? Standup bird comedy? Have 100s of bird pics you are just dying to show? Know how to create an awesome bird habitat in your backyard? Did the ultimate birder road trip? Or just have something wonderfully birdy to share with your fellow DOS members? Then we need you - NOW! Brought back due to popular demand, we are dedicating our February meeting to "4 DOS BY DOS", an all members presentation night filled with (5) 15 minute presentations. If you'd like to be considered for one of the (5) 15 minute presentations, please contact Bill Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP with a short description of your proposed presentation.
Snowy Owl Irruption
DOS's own Anthony Gonzon talks about the recent spate of Snowy Owl sightings in Delaware in the News Journal.
DOS is sponsoring a Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge in 2013. All you have to do is go birding in your backyard and report your sightings on www.ebird.org where the results will be kept, and can be viewed throughout the year. This is probably the "greenest" way to bird, since no fossil fuel burning is needed.
DOS is participating in the Delaware Bayshore Initiative! This initiative will help prioritize needed improvements to birding infrastructure and will guide further conservation of important bird habitats along the bayshore. Please watch Governor Markell's unprecedented video address to the birding community during the recent American Birding Association Annual Meeting held in Wilmington.
Consider joining the Delaware Nature Society for several bird-related trips that are coming up soon.
The Delaware Nature Society hosts many exciting birding programs.
Lights Out Wilmington! Please support our efforts to conserve energy and help save
vulnerable migrating birds by encouraging downtown building owners and tenants to turn off non-essential lights at night. By eliminating non-essential interior and exterior lighting in large buildings,
we can cut down on CO2 emissions, save money, and help protect birds. [more]
DuPont's Clear into the Future has some excellent resources for kids interested in birds and environmental issues! Go with your kids to the Clear into the Classroom website!
Put your stamp on...Duck Stamp, that is! Support the acquisition of migratory bird habitat by buying a Duck Stamp. Proceeds go toward the purchase of land by the USFWS for the National Wildlife Refuge system. It is also your pass to all lands in the NWR system! Go to www.fws.gov/duckstamps for more information.
|Keep your eyes out for Kestrels, then...submit your Kestrel sightings!|
|The Delaware Birding Trail Be sure to visit the Delaware Birding Trail site for information on this exciting initiative in the State. DOS is a sposoring partner in this effort. You can order a FREE trail guide from there!|
The 2nd Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas
A cooperative project among several groups including the DOS, DNS, DNREC...
If you have kids or know a young person interested in birds, invite them to join the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club. Sponsored and supported by DOS, these school-aged student members head afield to pursue the joys of birding that hooked us all at the beginning. Learn more [PDF brochure]...
Birding the shore? Check your tides! (NOAA/CO-OPS)
Try eBird, created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon ! It's a personalized, online, nationwide birding database and checklist.