All Upcoming Events and Trips

Midwinter Bird Walk at Alapocas with Sally O’Byrne

Explore Alapocas Woods for wintering birds Come out and get to know some of the birds that are at home in the woods and fields during winter! Sally O'Byrne - [email protected] Meet at the Blue Ball Barn near traffic circle on Rt 141. Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803

DOS January Meeting: To be announced

Information 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 forward ... Read more

Second Sea Watch for 2021-2022

Join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for 3 brisk birding adventures at the Indian River Inlet this winter! Sea Watch I - November 14 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch II - January 23 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch III - March 13 (Sunday)  8:00 AM until 12:00 PM To ... Read more

Owl Walk with Jim White (DOS Members Only)

Register now for Jim's Owl Prowl! Sunday Feb 13, start time 8 AM, location to be determined - Owl Walk with Jim White Full day search in various locations for as many species of owls as possible, and other raptors along the way!  Bring snacks, lunch etc, although there is typically a stop around lunchtime ... Read more

Third Sea Watch for 2021-2022

Join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett for 3 brisk birding adventures at the Indian River Inlet this winter! Sea Watch I - November 14 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch II - January 23 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Sea Watch III - March 13 (Sunday)  8:00 AM until 12:00 PM To ... Read more

Evening Rail Trip with Andy Ednie

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.  Andy Ednie  - [email protected] *All participants must be vaccinated to attend per request of the ... Read more

Mother’s Day Walk at White Clay Creek with Judy Montgomery

The traditional DOS Mother's Day walk Come spend Mother's Day at beautiful White Clay Creek State Park looking for local breeding birds and late migrants still passing through.  Offered during the DE Bird-A-Thon (DBAT) Judy Montgomery - [email protected] Meet at the Chambers House Nature Center off of Hopkins Road in Newark; State Park Fee/Pass required

DE Bay Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds with Chris Bennett

Bayshore Shorebirds We will scan the harbor for birds near high tide and then head south to Slaughter Beach and Prime Hook Beach Road in search of migratory shorebirds and other coastal water birds. Chris Bennett - [email protected] Meet at the DuPont Nature Center in Mispillion Harbor

Fair Hill Bobolink trip with Ian Stewart

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

Killen’s Pond State Park with Chris Bennett

Breeding specialities of southern Delaware We will walk the 2.6 mile pondside trail in search of summer nesting birds including Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Kentucky warbler, Summer and Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and other breeding birds of Delaware's coastal plain forests.  Chris Bennett - [email protected] Meet at Meet at the sports complex parking area. State Park ... Read more