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DOS will be offering a unique collection of books for sale from the estate of Howard Brokaw, one of our earliest members, who was a generous and active supporter for decades. The books were generously donated by Howard's family. Use the link below to see the list of books and prices. This is a great chance to get a head start on holiday shopping! The sale will be at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 19 (just before the regular DOS meeting) at Ashland Nature Center. If you can’t come to the meeting you may also arrange to purchase books before or after the meeting (see instruction in the file).
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.