All Upcoming Events and Trips

Nanticoke Wildlife Area – Phillips Landing with Anthony Gonzon

Barred Owl by Chris Bennett Nanticoke Wildlife Area - Phillips Landing, note two meeting times & places! Join Anthony for a visit to the southwest corner of Delaware along the Nanticoke River and Broad Creek. Search for newly arrived migrants and summer residents, including Prothonotary and Worm-eating Warblers, and for year-round specialties like Barred Owls. ... Read more

DOS April Meeting: “For DOS by DOS” short presentations by DOS members

Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hokessin, Delaware

Rescheduled talk from earlier cancelation. A DOS tradition. An opportunity for DOS members to make short presentations on any topic of their choice. We are still looking for additional speakers. Let us know if you are interested. Featured Speakers: Anthony Gonzon will speak on the role of the Delaware Bird Records Committee and its function ... Read more

Youth Birders: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher by Michael Moore This trip kicks off our exploration of spring migration! We will explore the trails searching for early migrant songbirds like phoebes, gnatcatchers and hopefully some warblers. Binoculars will be available for participants to borrow. Please RSVP to Jessica at [email protected] so we'll know to expect you. Meet at the parking ... Read more

University of Delaware Farm & Ecology Woods with Blue Hen Birding

Little Blue Heron by Katie Bird, 4/23/2017, at UD Farm Wetlands Meet the Blue Hen Birders! By special permission from the University of Delaware & hosted by Blue Hen Birding, a UD student organization, here is an opportunity for non-UD affiliated birders to explore the University of Delaware Farm & Ecology Woods to observe the ... Read more

Evening Rail Trip with Andy Ednie

Salt Marsh at Sunrise by Tim Freiday Listen for rails after dark! This may be the only field trip all year where no birds are seen....only heard!  A four hour Rail bonanza (in the middle of the night!) targeting 7 species.  Bring long boots and bug spray.  Our leader is Andy Ednie, please contact at ... Read more

First State National Historic Park with Declan O’Neil

Blackburnian Warbler by Declan O'Neil Explore the Woodlawn Tract of First State National Historic Park, a lesser-known gem of northern New Castle County. With spring in full swing, we'll be looking and listening for over 20 possible warbler species on our walk along the Brandywine, in addition to vireos, thrushes, sparrows and anything else migration ... Read more

Blackbird State Forest with Ian Stewart

Indigo Bunting by Michael Moore 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 ... Read more

Alapocas Woods with Joe Francis

Baltimore Oriole by Michael Moore 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 ... Read more

Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area with Chris Bennett

Kentucky Warbler by Michael Moore 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 ... Read more

DOS May Meeting: “Supporting Backyard Birds with Native Plants” by Leah Brooks

Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, Delaware

From fruiting shrubs to seed-bearing wildflowers, native plants provide shelter and forage that are essential to our local birds. Take an in-depth look at how plants that add seasonal interest to the home garden also serve as lifelines for our feathered friends. Join Leah Brooks as she explores the intricate connections between native plants and ... Read more

Youth Birders: Ted Harvey Wildlife Management Area-Logan Lane Central Tract

Greater Yellowlegs by Carolyn Holland On our trip to Ted Harvey we will explore shorebird migration. From the parking area, we will walk along the roadway through the marsh and out onto the beach to look for shorebirds like sandpipers, plovers and the Red Knots that give our group its name. Binoculars and scopes will ... Read more