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June 2017

June Birding Bash: Annual Picnic & Bird-A-Thon Celebration!

June 25
ABA Headquarters, 93 Clinton Street
Delaware City, DE 19706 United States
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Greetings all, Summer is here! Migrants are mostly gone and our resident birds are busy laying eggs and raising young! June is often one of the slower birding months during the year, but 2017 has been quite the exception with Little Egret, White-faced Ibis, Little Gull, and Tropical Kingbird. But it's not just the birds that will make June 2017 memorable - Delmarva Ornithological Society wants to participate too!! Please join DOS on Sunday, June 25 for our inaugural June…

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July 2017

Delaware Shorebirds

July 22 @ 8:00 am
Shorebird Trip to Bombay Hook NWR

What a tradition - Bob Rufe's 39th Annual Trip! Expect a few rarities and learn to recognize the summer locals. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, & a hat. Half day.  Refuge entrance fee in effect.  Meet at the refuge headquarters at 8am. Group photo by Lane McLaughlin (lanemclaughlinphotography.com)  

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August 2017

Shorebird ID Workshop, Bombay Hook NWR

August 19

Learn a system to ID shorebirds based on size, structure, habits, and plumage. Half day trip includes both classroom and field work.  Your trip leaders are Andy Urquhart and Eric Braun.  Reservations are required; please call Andy at (302) 588-2067 by Thursday, August 17th to attend, and to find out the starting time and other details. This is a joint program with Bombay Hook NWR.  Refuge entrance fees in effect. (Shorebirds at Bombay Hook NWR  photo by Parker O'Neil)

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More Delaware Shorebirds

August 20 @ 7:30 am

Join Frank Rohrbacher and find out what's migrating through in August, and expect a few rarities. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, & a hat. Please be aware that the NWR daily pass is in effect ($4/car).       (Black-necked Stilt at Bombay Hook NWR Photo by Parker O'Neil)

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September 2017

Ashland Walk

September 6 @ 7:30 am
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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  Join leader Jim White to look for warblers and other neotropical migrants along the Red Clay Creek. Meet Jim in the Ashland Nature Center parking lot off of Brackenville Road at 7:30am. (Ashland Photo by Jim White)

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Cape May

September 9
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Join Derek Stoner and Judy Montgomery in visiting Cape May's "Migration Mainline" hotspots: Higbee Beach, The Meadows, Cape May Point State Park, and the Cape May Hawk Watch for migrant songbirds, shorebirds and raptors.  Expect some rarities.  Full day. Registration required.  Must contact Derek to sign up and for start time/meeting place and other details.  DOS members only.  

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