Field Trips

Midwinter Bird Walk at Alapocas with Sally O’Byrne

January 15, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore Alapocas Woods for wintering birds Come out and get to know some of the birds that are at home in the woods and fields during winter! Sally O’Byrne – [email protected] Meet at the Blue Ball Barn near traffic circle on Rt 141. Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803

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Second Sea Watch for 2021-2022

January 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for 3 brisk birding adventures at the Indian River Inlet this winter! Sea Watch I – November 14 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch II – January 23 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch III – March 13 (Sunday)  8:00 AM until 12:00 PM To … Read more

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Barred Owl

Owl Walk with Jim White (DOS Members Only)

February 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register now for Jim’s Owl Prowl! Sunday Feb 13, start time 8 AM, location to be determined – Owl Walk with Jim White Full day search in various locations for as many species of owls as possible, and other raptors along the way!  Bring snacks, lunch etc, although there is typically a stop around lunchtime … Read more

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Third Sea Watch for 2021-2022

March 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for 3 brisk birding adventures at the Indian River Inlet this winter! Sea Watch I – November 14 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch II – January 23 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch III – March 13 (Sunday)  8:00 AM until 12:00 PM To … Read more

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Evening Rail Trip with Andy Ednie

April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Listen for rails after dark! This may be the only field trip all year where no birds are seen….only heard!  A four hour Rail bonanza (in the middle of the night!) targeting 7 species.  Bring long boots and bug spray.  Andy Ednie  – [email protected] *All participants must be vaccinated to attend per request of the … Read more

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Mother’s Day Walk at White Clay Creek with Judy Montgomery

May 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The traditional DOS Mother’s Day walk Come spend Mother’s Day at beautiful White Clay Creek State Park looking for local breeding birds and late migrants still passing through.  Offered during the DE Bird-A-Thon (DBAT) Judy Montgomery – [email protected] Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center off of Hopkins Road in Newark; State Park Fee/Pass required

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DE Bay Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds with Chris Bennett

May 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bayshore Shorebirds We will scan the harbor for birds near high tide and then head south to Slaughter Beach and Prime Hook Beach Road in search of migratory shorebirds and other coastal water birds. Chris Bennett – [email protected] Meet at the DuPont Nature Center in Mispillion Harbor

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Fair Hill Bobolink trip with Ian Stewart

June 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

See Boblinks up close! Fair Hill NRMA nearby in Maryland boasts breeding Bobolinks, Grasshopper Sparrows, and Savannah Sparrows, all within easy view from numerous groomed trails throughout their grassland habitats.  Excellent photographic opportunities within a short walk of the parking area where we’ll meet.  Much of the time will be spent enjoying the Bobolinks and … Read more

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Killen’s Pond State Park with Chris Bennett

June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breeding specialities of southern Delaware We will walk the 2.6 mile pondside trail in search of summer nesting birds including Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Kentucky warbler, Summer and Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and other breeding birds of Delaware’s coastal plain forests.  Chris Bennett – [email protected] Meet at Meet at the sports complex parking area. State Park … Read more

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