Field Trips

Youth Birders: White Clay Creek State Park

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EST

Red-breasted Nuthatch by Michel Moore We will meet at the Nature Center and explore the nearby trails looking for winter residents like sparrows, red-breasted nuthatches, juncos and winter finches! Please RSVP to Jessica at [email protected] so we’ll know to expect you.

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Midwinter Bird Walk at Alapocas with Sally O’Byrne

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

Dark-eyed Junco by Michael Moore 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 … Read more

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Sea Watch II with Chris Bennett & Anthony Gonzon

January 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Long-tailed Duck by Michael Moore Two more opportunities remain to join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for brisk birding adventures at the Indian River Inlet this winter! January 22, 2023 – 8am until 12pm March 12, 2023 – 8am until 12pm To be enjoyed at the Southside Day Use Area (parking lot on the south … 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

Northern Harrier by Michael Moore 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 … Read more

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Waterfowl on the Susquehanna Flats with Andy Ednie

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

Redheads by Michael Moore 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 … Read more

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Nanticoke Wildlife Area – Phillips Landing with Anthony Gonzon

April 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Barred Owl by Chris Bennett Nanticoke Wildlife Area – Phillips Landing, note two meeting times & places! Join Anthony for a visit to the southwest corner of Delaware along the Nanticoke River and Broad Creek. Search for newly arrived migrants and summer residents, including Prothonotary and Worm-eating Warblers, and for year-round specialties like Barred Owls. … 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

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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First State National Historic Park with Declan O’Neil

May 3, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am EDT

Blackburnian Warbler by Declan O’Neil Explore the Woodlawn Tract of First State National Historic Park, a lesser-known gem of northern New Castle County. With spring in full swing, we’ll be looking and listening for over 20 possible warbler species on our walk along the Brandywine, in addition to vireos, thrushes, sparrows and anything else migration … Read more

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Blackbird State Forest with Ian Stewart

May 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Indigo Bunting 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 13, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Baltimore Oriole by Michael Moore 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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