Field Trips

Blackbird State Forest with Ian Stewart- Rescheduled for September!!!

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Our spring trip to Blackbird State Forest was rained out so Ian will lead a trip early this fall! We will explore the area around the headquarters of Blackbird State Forest and if the birding is good we’ll continue to follow the birds in that tract, if not we will move to another tract of … Read more

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Ashland Migrant Walk with Jim White

September 7 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Migrant Bird Walk at Ashland! Join Jim White for a ramble along the Red Clay Creek at Ashland Nature Center in search of warblers and other neotropical migrants! Bring your binoculars and spotting skills. Meet in the parking lot of Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin DE at 7:30 am. Our leader is Jim White, contact at … Read more

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Searching for Sparrows at Burrows Run with Andy Ednie

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Searching for Sparrows Join Andy Ednie to search for sparrows in beautiful Burrows Run! October is the perfect time to find migrating sparrows, welcome back our winter birds, and study our year-round residents too! We’ll look for White-throated, White-crowned, Lincoln’s, and others on this pristine private property in the Red Clay Valley. Meet at Burrows … Read more

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Fall Birding at Bombay Hook with Chris Bennett

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Herons and egrets, shorebirds, songbirds & more at Bombay Hook! Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is one of the premier birding sites in the eastern United States and it’s a short trip from anywhere in the state of Delaware. Early fall is a great time to search the refuge for songbirds, shorebirds, herons and egrets, … Read more

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The Annual Ticking Tomb Bird Stroll with Ian Stewart

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Ye gods! Abandon all hope, ye who enter here……! This DOS bird walk heads through White Clay Creek Preserve near the London Tract Meeting House and Cemetery, home of the infamous “Ticking Tomb”. We will start off quaking with terror near the tomb then find serenity by heading into the woods to search for late … Read more

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Little Creek Wildlife Area with Chris Bennett

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

Find many species at Little Creek! The Delaware Bay in fall is a great place to search for migrating songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, terns and gulls, raptors and early migrant waterfowl. Little Creek Wildlife Area is conveniently located in the middle of this action and offers a wide variety of habitats with excellent access. Birding … Read more

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Midwinter Bird Walk at Alapocas with Sally O’Byrne

January 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

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! Our leader is Sally O’Byrne, contact at [email protected] if you have questions about this trip. Meet at the Blue Ball Barn near the traffic circle on West Park … Read more

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Raptors in Winter with Jim White (DOS Members Only)

February 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

New this year, a quest for Raptors in Winter! A full day quest for raptors that may be found in our area during the winter months. We will visit several areas in Delaware and while we will include owls in our search, no tape recordings will be used to call them in.  Bring snacks, lunch … Read more

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Waterfowl on the Susquehanna Flats with Andy Ednie

February 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

New this Winter, Waterfowl at Perryville Community Park! Join Andy Ednie for an opportunity to observe hundreds of Tundra Swans & ducks while studying a diversity of species. We’ll look for Canvasbacks & Redheads, Greater & Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded & Common Mergansers, Buffleheads & Ruddy Ducks just to name a few! If you … Read more

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Evening Rail Trip with Andy Ednie

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - April 30, 2023 @ 1:00 am EDT

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 [email protected] if you plan to attend or … Read more

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