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March 2017

March Monthly Meeting 3/21: What eBird can do for you & what you can do for eBird

March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Greetings all, Please join the Delmarva Ornithological Society tonight for our monthly meeting! In addition to our regular monthly program, we will have a pre-meeting showing of the newly released short documentary entitled "Feast on the Beach" which DOS helped to produce. We will also be announcing the recipient of our annual Conservation Award! Don't miss it! Forget that you lost an hour of sleep this weekend or that Mother Nature can decide whether it's winter or spring and join…

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April 2017

April Monthly Meeting (4/19) Bhutan Trip Report with Sally O’Byrne

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Sally O'Byrne will have just returned from a birding trip to this isolated mountainous country that is little-traveled and is considered one of the "least-spoilt" Himalayan countries.  Targeted birds included exotic species like Himalayan Monal, Ibisbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, and the best-named bird, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird. This is also a country where all residents who were foreign were expelled 25 years ago, so the populace is now homogeneous and the country is known for its "happiness quotient".  With scenery full of…

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May 2017

May Monthly Meeting 5/17 Owling at the Moon: Explorations on Silent Wings with Zoe Yost

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Owls, the silent wings of the night, have fascinated humankind for centuries, both in positive and negative ways. But, what becomes visible to the mind’s eye when this cloak of myth and speculation is thrown off? Chronicling both fact and fiction, enthusiastic owlaholic  Zoe Yost takes her audience on a rollicking expedition through original photographs, artwork, and writing to shed light on these elusive owls, one of the dark’s most iconic inhabitants. Greeting cards of the presenter's artwork and photography…

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June 2017

June Birding Bash: Annual Picnic & Bird-A-Thon Celebration!

June 25, 2017
ABA Headquarters, 93 Clinton Street
Delaware City, DE 19706 United States
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Greetings all, Summer is here! Migrants are mostly gone and our resident birds are busy laying eggs and raising young! June is often one of the slower birding months during the year, but 2017 has been quite the exception with Little Egret, White-faced Ibis, Little Gull, and Tropical Kingbird. But it's not just the birds that will make June 2017 memorable - Delmarva Ornithological Society wants to participate too!! Please join DOS on Sunday, June 25 for our inaugural June…

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September 2017

September DOS Monthly Meeting – “John James Audubon: Separating Man From Myth”

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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“John James Audubon: Separating Man From Myth” with Matthew Halley at the Ashland Nature Center The legendary ornithologist John James Audubon (1785–1851) began his studies of American birds as a teenager, on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia. Our speaker, Matthew Hal- ley, provides a surprisingly fresh and in- timate window into Audubon’s character and story, filling in critical gaps in our understanding of the genesis of Audubon’s masterpiece, The Birds of America. Matthew Halley is an ornithologist…

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October 2017

October DOS Monthly Meeting – “Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds”

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Banded Red Knot and Horseshoe Crabs at Bower's Beach Delaware By Kelley Nunn

Horseshoe Crab Management and Population Trends in the Delaware Bay Region  with Jordan Zimmerman The Delaware Bay Region has a long history of Horseshoe Crab harvest, dating back centuries. Despite this lengthy history, formal coast-wide management of the species did not begin until 1998. Since 1998, management efforts have varied by state and have included emergency moratoria, license rescissions, harvest limits, and seasonal and area closures. In 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commissions established the adaptive resource management (ARM)…

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November 2017

November DOS Monthly Meeting – “Louisiana Waterthrushes As Unique Bioindicators”

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ABA Headquarters, 93 Clinton Street
Delaware City, DE 19706 United States
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Wednesday, Nov 15th “Louisiana Waterthrushes As Unique Bioindicators” with Terry Master "The Louisiana Waterthrush is unique as the only stream dwelling songbird in the Eastern United States. Aspects of its biology are therefore interesting in their own right but also make the waterthrush an effective bioindicator of headwater stream environments. This is a story about what the Louisiana Waterthrush can tell us about headwater streams here at home, which compose at least 75% of most watersheds, and how the waterthrush…

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December 2017

December DOS Monthly Meeting – “For DOS, By DOS”

December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Wednesday, Dec 20th “For DOS, By DOS” DOS Member Presentations

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January 2018

Using Cellular Technology to Track Animals in the Wild

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 With Andy McGann In Andy’s position as a senior application engineer at Cellular Tracking Technologies (celltracktech.com) he combines his background in ornithology with his love of technology and appreciation for geography, in order to help wildlife researchers and organizations around the world obtain the scientific information they need. Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT) specializes in “Internet-of-Things" hardware and software solutions for worldwide data delivery via global cellular networks. Lightweight, solar-powered, energy-thrifty, and rugged, CTT devices are attached…

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February 2018

Annual Christmas Bird Count Recap and Chili Pot-luck

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Come out and learn about six of Delaware's Christmas Bird Counts from the Compilers who organize the counts for Wilmington, Bombay Hook, Middletown, Milford, Rehoboth Beach and Cape Henlopen-Prime Hook. Bring along your best home-made chili or soup to share with the club before the meeting, Chili dinner begins at 6:30 rather than the normal 7 pm pre-meeting social gathering.

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