Field Trips

Auburn Valley State Park with Declan O’Neil ***Remember to set your clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time the night before to arrive in time for this walk!***

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Declan O’Neil Join us for a morning walk at Auburn Valley. This scenic park provides great habitat for many overwintering species, from woodpeckers to raptors to sparrows. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a sense of adventure. Contact Declan at [email protected] if you have any questions about this trip. Meet at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail … Read more

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Sea Watch III with Chris Bennett & Anthony Gonzon

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Long-tailed Duck by Michael Moore Last chance to join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for a brisk birding adventure at the Indian River Inlet this winter! To be enjoyed at the Southside Day Use Area (parking lot on the south side of Indian River Inlet along the ocean). Come prepared for cold conditions and the … Read more

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Youth Birders: Augustine Wildlife Area – Ashton Tract

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Wood Ducks with Ring-necked Ducks by Carolyn Holland Join us for a great morning of birding at the Augustine Wildlife Area. We will visit theimpoundments to look for ducks and wading birds, plus explore woods and fields for woodpeckers,sparrows, and whatever late-winter birds might be around. We supply loaner binoculars and spotting scopes. Previous birding … Read more

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Late Afternoon Bird Walks at the DuPont Environmental Education Center/Russell W. Peterson Refuge with Joe Francis

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:18 pm EDT

Wood Ducks by Carolyn Holland 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. … Read more

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Youth Birders: University of Delaware Farm with Blue Hen Birders

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Killdeer by Michael Moore UD’s Blue Hen Birders will give us a special-access tour of the UD Farm so we can say goodbye towinter birds and hello to early spring migrants! While there, we will keep an eye out for recently-returned kestrels and swallows plus shorebirds just passing through. We supply loaner binoculars. At the … Read more

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

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:46 pm EDT

Palm Warbler 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. … Read more

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Evening Rail Trip with Andy Ednie

April 27 @ 9:00 pm - April 28 @ 1:00 am EDT

Salt Marsh at Sunrise by Tim Freiday 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.  Our leader is Andy Ednie, please contact at … Read more

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Blackbird State Forest with Ian Stewart

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Northern Parula by Michael Moore Explore Blackbird State Forest! In this twist on an old walk, we will explore the area around the headquarters of Blackbird State Forest followed by a convoy to some of its lesser known corners in search of specialty birds and fresh experiences! Helpfully offered during the week of the Delaware … Read more

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Alapocas Woods with Joe Francis

May 11 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Louisiana Waterthrush by Mary Braun Explore Alapocas Woods Visit an oasis within the city of Wilmington with good successional field habitat, mature woodlands and the Brandywine River. Target birds include migrating warblers and thrushes as well as the many summer and year-round residents. Helpfully offered during the week of the Delaware Bird-A-Thon for folks out … Read more

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Youth Birders: White Clay Creek State Park – Mill Race Trail

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

White-eyed Vireo by Carolyn Holland It’s time for migration mania! May is the peak time to see warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, vireos andmore. On this trip, we will explore the Mill Race trail that travels past several impoundments anddown along the creek to spot as many migrating birds as we can find. We supply loaner binoculars. … Read more

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