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March 2017

Delaware Museum of Natural History Skin Collection Study: Shorebird Workshop

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807 United States
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This workshop is full!  Like shorebirds? Consider joining us this summer for Andy Urquhart & Eric Braun's Shorebird ID Workshop (no skins) with classroom and field work at Bombay Hook on August 19th, or one or both of our annual shorebird trips with Bob Rufe (on July 22nd) or Frank Rohrbacher (on August 20th).  You'll find more information about these and other trips in the field trip section of our website.  Also, watch for more avian skin studies when our new field…

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April 2017

Ashton – Cooper Cross – Warren Tracts DNREC SWA

April 8 @ 7:00 am

Join John Janowski birding properties recently acquired by DNREC partly using Delaware Bird-a-Thon funds.  Look and listen for migrating warblers, egrets, and herons.  A variety of habitats include bay, brackish and fresh water wetlands, pine and hardwood forest. Meet John at the Augustine Beach Parking Lot at 7am.  Half-day trip.  

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April Monthly Meeting (4/19) Bhutan Trip Report with Sally O’Byrne

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Sally O'Byrne will have just returned from a birding trip to this isolated mountainous country that is little-traveled and is considered one of the "least-spoilt" Himalayan countries.  Targeted birds included exotic species like Himalayan Monal, Ibisbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, and the best-named bird, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird. This is also a country where all residents who were foreign were expelled 25 years ago, so the populace is now homogeneous and the country is known for its "happiness quotient".  With scenery full of…

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Nanticoke Watershed

April 23
Park & Ride at Rte 299 & Rte 1, 699-701 Middletown-Odessa Rd
Middletown, DE 19709 United States
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Yellow-throated Warbler

Join Anthony Gonzon and Eric Braun to find spring migrants in downstate DE - trip includes Redden SF, Trap Pond S.P., Phillip's Landing. Bring bag lunch, boots, and bug spray. Full day.   The trip is free, but DE state park fees are in effect.  Meet Anthony and Eric at the Middletown Park & Ride at Rte. 299 & Rte. 1, opposite Wawa.  Please check this space and the DOS Flyer as the date gets closer for the start time and more…

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NestWatch Training & Workshop: Finding and Monitoring Bird Nests

April 25 @ 5:30 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Would you like to learn how to check in on nesting birds? Join Joe Sebastiani to find out how you can safely monitor birds' progress and contribute that data to science. We'll take a walk to visit several occupied nest boxes around the property, and come back inside to share our observations with Cornell's NestWatch. Meet Joe at Ashland Nature Center at 5:30PM.

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May 2017

Birding with Mason & Dixon on White Clay Creek Preserve’s Penn-Del Trail

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore birds and history by looking for early breeding and migrating birds with the namesakes of the Mason-Dixon Line! Meet Mason & Dixon (A.K.A. Ian Stewart & friend) at the Penn-Del Trail parking area at the White Clay Creek Preserve at 8:00AM.

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Rail Trip

May 6 @ 10:00 pm - May 7 @ 1:00 am
Park & Ride at Rte 299 & Rte 1, 699-701 Middletown-Odessa Rd
Middletown, DE 19709 United States
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Whip-poor-will

Join Andy Ednie for a three-hour rail bonanza in the middle of the night targeting 7 species.  Bring long boots and bug spray. Meet Andy at the Park & Ride at Rte 299 & Rte 1 in Middletown, opposite Wawa.  

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Alapocas Woods

May 9 @ 7:00 am

Visit an oasis within the city of Wilmington with good successional field habitat, mature woodlands, and the Brandywine River with leader Sally O'Byrne. Target birds include migrating warblers and thrushes. Half day. Meet Sally at the softball field parking lot behind the DuPont Experimental Station at 7AM.

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Mother’s Day Walk at White Clay Creek S.P.

May 14 @ 8:00 am
Chambers House Nature Center, 1475 Creek Road
Newark, DE United States
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Come spend Mother's Day at beautiful White Clay Creek State Park, looking for nesting local breeding birds and late migrants still passing through.    Meet leaders Bill Stewart, Judy Montgomery, and Derek Stoner at the Chambers House Nature Center parking lot at 8am.  Half day.  State Park fees are in effect.

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Bird Walk & Nest Box Checking at Coverdale Farm

May 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Ian Stewart to search for migrant and resident songbirds along Burrow's Run creek and also set up mist-nets to try and capture and band some of them. This is a great opportunity to see birds up close and help collect some valuable data on the birds using this habitat. This trip will be meeting at 7:30am at Coverdale Farm - check this space for the parking location and specific directions as the trip date approaches.   Yellow Warbler - Ian Stewart…

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