Group Photo of DOS Field Trip at the DuPont Nature Center in Mispillion Harbor Delaware

Letter from the President October 2017

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Welcome to fall – I think? Greeting DOS Members, So far, it’s been a bit on the warm side. We have had a couple of major storms off the coast that have thankfully missed us and rain has been scarce. But that hasn’t stopped migration with raptors and passerines arriving and departing daily soon to […]

Northern Parula by Hannah Greenberg

Membership News October 2017

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Thanks for Renewing, and Welcome New Members! I am pleased to see that many of you have already renewed your DOS membership for the year. Thank you! For those who have still to do so I encourage you to renew as soon as you can. This makes the book keeping much easier on our end […]

Canada Warbler by Hank Davis

Get Out And Bird! October 2017

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Birds To Look For in October: Those who were able to Get Out and Bird in September were rewarded with looks at Common Ravens and Olive-sided Flycatchers in the north, white ibis and large flocks of congregating herons and egrets in the south, and warblers all up and down the state! The warblers and (most) […]

Bald Eagle at the Ashland Hawk Watch by David Brown

September 2017 Update from the Ashland Hawk Watch

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Broad-winged Hawks and Kestrels Galore! The Ashland Hawk Watch began on September 1st. For the first three weeks, Broad-winged Hawk numbers were below average as this species seemed to be taking a more westerly route as evidenced by huge numbers at Pennsylvania ridge sites. However, on the afternoon of September 22nd, the floodgates opened and […]

September 2017 Update from the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch

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The 2017 Hawk Watch Season Has Begun! The Cape Henlopen hawk watch is up and running, and we are fortunate to have the skilled eyes of Jen Ottinger once again scanning the skies. Sue Gruver has been a dedicated volunteer since the early days of the hawk watch, and we also have the benefit of […]

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New DOS Publication Schedule

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Welcome to the new DOS Email Newsletter! This year you’ll receive the wonderful, full-color DOS Flyer Newsletter by mail in September, December, March, and June. You’ll receive the new DOS email newsletter each month when there isn’t a printed DOS Flyer. It will have all the same great information and articles that you’re used to […]