Meetings

DOS October Meeting: “Volunteering for Delaware’s Raptors” by Jordan Brown

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Ashland Nature Center

Join us as we talk to one of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)’s avian biologists, Jordan Brown. This presentation will review some of the many research projects being conducted by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, specifically with birds of prey. Ms. Brown will discuss opportunities for members of the … Read more

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DOS November Meeting: “Birding Italy: the truth behind the rumors!” by Marco Valtriani

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ashland Nature Center

Italy surprises and delights you, whether you’re a serious observer or a casual birdwatcher. The old rumor, “Nothing to see but House Sparrows,” is completely wrong, and more and more visiting birders are having their eyes opened to the more than 550 species that call the peninsula home, from waterfowl to songbirds. Italy preserves a wide … Read more

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DOS December Meeting: “A trip to Darwin’s Isles” by Jim White

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ashland Nature Center

Jim will take us on a tour of the Galapagos Islands and all its magical and unique creatures. The next best thing to going there. Jim is widely known to the DOS members as a Past President and winner of the DOS Conservation Award. He also coordinates the Christmas Bird Counts in Delaware for DOS. … Read more

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DOS Christmas Bird Counts Snowman in Delaware

DOS January Meeting: Annual Christmas Count Recap

January 17, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ashland Nature Center

Join host Jim White and other Christmas Count compilers for a recap of all the exciting discoveries during the 2022-2023 Christmas Counts. Each compiler will summarize the highlights of their count and discuss recent trends in bird populations. This event will be held at Ashland Nature Center.

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DOS February Meeting: “Raptor Quest, Chasing America’s Raptors” by Scott Harris

February 21, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ashland Nature Center

RaptorQuest, Chasing’s America’s Raptors is about my journey to find all 53 of the Raptors (hawks, falcons and owls) that call the Lower 48 states home. I found all 53, along with a Bat Falcon, a Steller’s Sea Eagle and an Eurasian Eagle Owl. It is filled with stories about each bird and dozens of … Read more

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DOS March Meeting: “Bird Banding at Rushton Woods: Reading Feathers to Advance Bird Conservation” by Blake Goll

March 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Ashland Nature Center

To an ornithologist, monitoring the populations of birds is — quite literally —  taking the pulse of the environment.  The primary way to study bird populations today is through a traditional mark-release-recapture technique known as bird banding. The Willistown Conservation Trust began a federally licensed banding station in 2009 at Rushton Woods Preserve and Farm … Read more

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DOS April Meeting: “A lifetime quest to see all the Hummingbirds” by Hank Davis

April 17, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Ashland Nature Center

I became passionate about Hummingbirds on a trip to Cuba with the Delaware Nature Society in 2013. Since then, I have traveled to Ecuador 3 times, Costa Rica 2 times, Brazil 4 times, Mexico once, Trinidad & Tobago once, and Peru once. I still have many more countries to go to. I would love to … Read more

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