About Us

If you love birding, birds or bird conservation then the Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS) is for you. You’ll find a community of people interested in observing and enjoying birds, whether in a back yard or at one the many excellent birding sites in the area. You’ll also find people dedicated to helping conserve birds and the habitats they depend on.

There are many opportunities to learn and grow, whether through the engaging speakers at our monthly meetings, by attending one of our many field trips with expert leaders, or by participating in one of the society’s many citizen-science projects. Families are invited to join the Delaware Dunlins, where kids can meet others with similar interests and learn about birding. No matter what your interests, at DOS you’ll find a community of people with interests similar to yours.

The activities of the DOS are centered primarily on the Delaware portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. Monthly meetings are held at the Ashland Nature Center, located near Hockessin, Delaware. Field trips happen around the state and in nearby portions of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Please explore this site to learn more about the DOS and take advantage of the many resources we have gathered. Feel free to join us for one of our monthly meetings or field trips.