Field Trips

*All New* DE Wild Lands’ Fortner Property!

May 8 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the newly acquired DE Wild Lands’ Fortner Property! Offered as the DBAT is winding down, this promising habitat for nesting and migrating birds will undoubtedly add interest to your list. 7:30 AM start time, 12 participant limit, DOS members only. Please RSVP to email listed below for confirmation and meeting location/directions. Be sure to … Read more

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Mother’s Day Walk

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join fellow birding Moms for a Mother’s Day stroll in lovely White Clay Creek searching for nesting local breeding birds and migrants passing through! Timed for the final day to partake in the DE Bird-A-Thon (DBAT)! State Park Fee in effect. Sunday, May 9th 2021 – Please RSVP to email listed below! Meet at 8 … Read more

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May Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Pea Patch Island, located just off Delaware City, hosts one of the largest breeding colonies of herons and egrets in the mid-Atlantic region. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation takes a monthly census of birds using the colony. Led by counter Chris Bennett, herons, egrets, and ibis leaving and returning to the … Read more

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Pedals, Pewees, and Peregrines

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pedals, Pewees, and Peregrines Birds fly, feed, and raise young alongside humans in the city and on this ride we’ll discover what’s living nearby! DOS is teaming up with Urban Bike Project to help riders find some of the birds close to us – from the ducks in the Brandywine to the small birds singing … Read more

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June Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Pea Patch Island, located just off Delaware City, hosts one of the largest breeding colonies of herons and egrets in the mid-Atlantic region. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation takes a monthly census of birds using the colony. Led by counter Chris Bennett, herons, egrets, and ibis leaving and returning to the … Read more

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July Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Pea Patch Island, located just off Delaware City, hosts one of the largest breeding colonies of herons and egrets in the mid-Atlantic region. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation takes a monthly census of birds using the colony. Led by counter Chris Bennett, herons, egrets, and ibis leaving and returning to the … Read more

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August Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Pea Patch Island, located just off Delaware City, hosts one of the largest breeding colonies of herons and egrets in the mid-Atlantic region. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation takes a monthly census of birds using the colony. Led by counter Chris Bennett, herons, egrets, and ibis leaving and returning to the … Read more

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