Spring Roundup

DOS has conducted a statewide spring census annually for close to 50 years – a half century of citizen science and fun. Saturday, May 13, 2017 marks the 49th consecutive year where species and individual numbers of birds are counted and documented (exactly like a Christmas Bird Count). The Spring Count with its traditional label “Roundup” is unique to Delaware. We are small enough to pull off a statewide survey each spring, but we need volunteers to keep it a success.

The Spring Roundup coincides with the annual DOS Bird-A-Thon fundraiser.  We recommend combining your efforts for both the Roundup and the Thon to contribute to Citizen Science and raise money for acquiring bird habitat at the same time. All levels of birding (beginner to expert) are welcomed. Below is the list of area compilers that are waiting to hear from you.

Note the geographic limits of each area.


Area 1: New Castle County south to the C&D Canal, Mike Smith, Michael.A.Smith@villanova.edu

Area 2: C&D Canal south to the Leipsic River in Kent County, John Janowski, jsbirders@verizon.net

Area 3: Kent County south of the Leipsic River to the Sussex County Line, Chris Bennett, cpb2564@gmail.com

Area 5: Sussex County south to Lewes, Frank Rohrbacher, rohrbaf@aol.com

Area 6: Lewes to the Indian River Inlet, Glen Lovelace, glenlovelace@verizon.net

Area 7: Indian River Inlet south to the Maryland Line, Bob Rufe, rrufe1@aol.com

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