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May 2018

Rail Trip

May 5 @ 10:00 pm - May 6 @ 1:00 am
Park & Ride at Rte 299 & Rte 1, 699-701 Middletown-Odessa Rd
Middletown, DE 19709 United States
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Join Andy Ednie for a three-hour rail bonanza in the middle of the night targeting 7 species.  Bring long boots and bug spray. Meet Andy at the Park & Ride at Rte 299 & Rte 1 in Middletown, opposite Wawa.

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Alapocas Woods

May 8 @ 7:00 am

Come join Sally O'Byrne at Alapocas State Park for an early morning hunt for a variety of migrants, but particularly thrushes and warblers.  During the last breeding bird atlas, this was the only place in the state that had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak nest, and even though its location is quite urban, it boasts an unexpectedly good diversity of birds.  The Paw-Paw trees will be in full blossom as well as a variety of woodland ephemeral wildflowers. This will be one of the 2018…

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Mother’s Day Walk at White Clay Creek S.P.

May 13 @ 8:00 am
Chambers House Nature Center, 1475 Creek Road
Newark, DE United States
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Celebrating one dozen years spending Mother’s Day together at beautiful White Clay Creek State Park, we will be looking for local breeding birds and late migrants still passing through, always a very special morning!  Meet leaders Bill Stewart and friends at the Chambers House Nature Center parking lot at 8am.  Half day event.  Delaware State Park fees are in effect ($4 in-state/$8 out-of state tags).

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Delaware Bayshore Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Little Creek Post Office, 458 Main St.
Little Creek, DE 19961 United States
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Witness firsthand why the Delaware bayshore is critical to the shorebirds that stop here to fuel up for the flight to their breeding grounds every spring. Meet leader Chris Bennett at the Little Creek Post Office off Route 9 at 8AM.  We'll travel to Pickering Beach to look for foraging shorebirds, then head to Ted Harvey Wildlife Area (Conservation Access Pass required)* to check out the impoundments.  From there we will head south to the DuPont Nature Center, planning to…

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June 2018

Canoe/Kayak Adventure

June 2

Join Sally O'Byrne for a fun birding & boating adventure!  Half day.  Registration Required - DOS members only, due to space limitations.  Please email Sally at salobyrne@gmail.com for details and to register.  

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Fair Hill NRMA, Maryland

June 16 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Fair Hill NRMA, Parking Lot #3, 2895 Appleton Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921 United States
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Bobolink at Fair Hill, MD - by Bill Stewart

Join leader Bill Stewart for a trip to our neighboring state. Fair Hill NRMA hosts breeding Bobolinks (85 nests in 2015), and this is prime time to see the grassland fledglings as we walk through the many acres of managed grassland habitat.  Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows should all be within closeup viewing from numerous groomed trails throughout their grassland habitats.  Excellent photographic opportunities abound within a short walk from the parking area.  Due to their multiple management practices throughout the 5,656 acres, our…

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September 2018

Ashland Walk

September 5 @ 7:30 am
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Ashland Nature Center Property

Join leader Jim White for a morning walk to look for warblers and other neotropical migrants along the Red Clay Creek. Meet in the parking lot of Ashland Nature Center at 7:30AM. (View from Ashland's Hawk Watch Hill - photo by Jim White)

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