Field Trips

Blackbird State Forest with Ian Stewart

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

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 Bird-A-Thon for folks out for … Read more

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Alapocas Woods with Joe Francis

May 13, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

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 for the count! Our leader … Read more

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Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area with Chris Bennett

May 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Forest Birding at Norman G. Wilder WLA Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, located northwest of Felton in Kent County, is a mosaic of forest, fields and wetlands near the geographic center of Delaware. The site is a lightly birded area teeming with great breeding songbirds including Pine, Kentucky and Worm-eating Warblers, Ovenbirds, Yellow-throated Vireos, Scarlet … Read more

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Fair Hill Bobolink Trip with Ian Stewart

June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

See Boblinks up close! Fair Hill NRMA nearby in Maryland boasts breeding Bobolinks, Grasshopper Sparrows, and Savannah Sparrows, all within easy view from numerous groomed trails throughout their grassland habitats.  Excellent photographic opportunities within a short walk of the parking area where we’ll meet.  Much of the time will be spent enjoying the Bobolinks and … Read more

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Killen’s Pond State Park with Chris Bennett

June 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Breeding specialties of southern Delaware We will walk the 2.6 mile pondside trail in search of summer nesting birds including Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Kentucky Warblers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and other breeding birds of Delaware’s coastal plain forests.  Our leader is Chris Bennett, contact at [email protected] if you have any questions about this … Read more

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