All Upcoming Events and Trips

DOS April Meeting: An Introduction to Nocturnal Migration by Jerald Reb

via Zoom

On spring and fall nights with good migration conditions, thousands of birds can be heard calling as they move overhead. Come learn about identifying these nocturnal flight calls (NFCs), techniques used in monitoring nocturnal migration, and more, as Jerald takes us on a journey through the night skies! Jerald Reb grew up in Delaware, where ... Read more

Ashton-Coopers Cross-Warren Tracts

Indian River Inlet 39415 Inlet Rd, , Rehoboth Beach

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

April Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

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

Great Cypress Swamp

Indian River Inlet 39415 Inlet Rd, , Rehoboth Beach

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

Blackbird State Forest Blowout!

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

*All New* DE Wild Lands’ Fortner Property!

Indian River Inlet 39415 Inlet Rd, , Rehoboth Beach

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

Mother’s Day Walk

Indian River Inlet 39415 Inlet Rd, , Rehoboth Beach

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

DOS May Meeting: To be announced

via Zoom

Announcement coming soon. The meeting is held online via Zoom software. Members will receive an email with Zoom login info prior to the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please use the button below to request login info which is available a few days before the meeting. We look ... Read more

May Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

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

Pedals, Pewees, and Peregrines

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

DOS June Meeting: To be announced

via Zoom

Announcement coming soon. The meeting is held online via Zoom software. Members will receive an email with Zoom login info prior to the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please use the button below to request login info which is available a few days before the meeting. We look ... Read more

June Pea Patch Island Heron Survey

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