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***RESCHEDULED!!!***Late Afternoon Bird Walk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center/Russell W. Peterson Refuge with Joe Francis

Due to rain in the forecast for Sunday, 1/28, this walk has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, 1/27, beginning at 2pm. Given the amazing recent finds of LeConte’s, Lincoln’s & Fox Sparrows Joe will focus on sparrow habitat. We hope you will be able to join the walk a day early!

January 27 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm EST

Rusty Blackbird by Michael Moore

Explore Delaware’s Premier Urban Wildlife Refuge!

End the week on a positive note with a leisurely walk at the Russell W. Peterson Refuge. These walks will begin roughly 2 hours before sunset, allowing opportunity to check out roosting waterfowl, shorebirds, rails, wrens and blackbirds as well as early spring migrants. Crepuscular sightings of muskrat, beaver and river otter are possible. We will walk about two miles, mostly on boardwalk. Beginners are welcome, so bring a friend who is new to birding. Thanks to regular pedestrian traffic and security patrols from the Wilmington Riverfront, this has been a safe area even after dark.

Meet by the Russell Peterson statue in the parking area for the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Those interested in more information may contact Joe at [email protected].

Dates for Winter & Spring 2024:

January 28, 2024.  Walk begins at 3 pm (sunset at 5:16 pm)

February 18, 2024.  Walk begins at 4 pm (sunset at 5:41 pm)

March 24, 2024.  Walk begins at 5 pm (sunset at 7:18 pm)

April 21, 2024.  Walk begins at 5 pm (sunset at 7:46 pm)