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.