Field Trips

Ashton-Coopers Cross-Warren Tracts

April 24 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Half Day adventure exploring DNREC holdings in the 1,000 Acre Marsh DBAT funds have helped to procure. Migrating warblers, egrets, herons and more can be found in a variety of habitats including bay, brackish and fresh water wetlands as well as pine and hardwood forests. Meet at the Ashton Tract parking lot at 7AM – … Read more

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April Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

April 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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Great Cypress Swamp

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

DBAT-ters Rejoice! A Delaware Wild Lands trek to the Great Cypress Swamp in search of migrants and resident birds nesting in this unique environment. 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 bring binoculars, a mask, and good humor … Read more

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Blackbird State Forest Blowout!

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Blackbird State Forest Blowout! 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 it’s lesser known corners in search of specialty bird and fresh experiences! Helpfully offered during the week of the DE Bird-A-Thon for folks out for … Read more

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*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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