Happenings

Upcoming Field Trip:
Join Matt Sarver, Brian Boutin, Chris & Karen Bennett for a spectacular day of birding at Milford Neck, one of the "hidden gems" of Delaware.
 
As part of the second annual Delaware Sea Level Rise Awareness week, come look for fall migrant songbirds while learning about the importance of coastal forests and the threats these forests are facing from saltwater intrusion due to sea level rise. The Nature Conservancy, Delaware Wild Lands, and DNREC are working cooperatively on management in the area. Early morning birding around Milford Neck followed by lunch at Meding's Seafood, with some discussion of the conservation issues.
 
Meet at Meding's Seafood restaurant parking lot (3697 Bay Rd., Milford, DE) at 8 AM.

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.

 

News and Events

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...
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Youth Birding

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.
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