All Upcoming Events and Trips

Redden State Forest with Anthony Gonzon

Yellow-throated Warbler by Chris Bennett Redden State Forest - note two meeting times and places! Join Anthony for a leisurely hike at two great birding hotspots in Redden State Forest! Target birds will include southern Delaware summer nesters such as Summer Tanager, Worm-eating Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler and more. Northern participants can meet Anthony at 6:30 ... Read more

Fair Hill Bobolink Trip with Ian Stewart

Bobolink by Michael Moore See Bobolinks 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 ... Read more

Youth Birders: Bellevue State Park

White-eyed Vireo by Michael Moore This trip will focus on the breeding birds in northern Delaware, including warblers, vireos, finches, catbirds and orioles. We will also look for acrobatic aerial insectivores like chimney swifts and purple martins. Binoculars will be available for participants to borrow. State park fees will be in effect. Please RSVP to ... Read more

Killen’s Pond State Park with Chris Bennett

Prothonotary Warbler by Michael Moore Breeding specialties of southern Delaware We will walk the 2.6 mile pondside trail in search of summer nesting birds including Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Kentucky Warblers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and other breeding birds of Delaware's coastal plain forests.  Contact Carolyn at [email protected] if you have any questions about ... Read more

Annual DOS Picnic & Bird-A-Thon Awards

Roberts Farm 315 Taylors Bridge Rd, Townsend, Delaware

Annual DOS Picnic & Bird-A-Thon Awards June 29th; 4-7pm at the Roberts Farm (Bird walk to precede picnic - arrive by 3:00 PM for the bird walk) We are happy to announce that the Annual Delaware Ornithological Society picnic with Bird-A-Thon results and awards announcements, will be on June 29th from 4-7pm at the Roberts ... Read more

45th Annual Beginner’s Shorebird Field Trip!

Shorebirds for Beginners at Bombay Hook! Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS) is sponsoring a Beginner’s Shorebird Field Trip on Saturday, July 29th, at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware. This will be a Half Day trip - tailored for beginners, and is the 45th consecutive outing for this popular field trip. "Par" is 15 species of shorebirds, ... Read more

Ashland Migrant Walk with Jim White

Canada Warbler by Mike Moore Migrant Bird Walk at Ashland! Join Jim White for a ramble along the Red Clay Creek at Ashland Nature Center in search of warblers and other neotropical migrants! Bring your binoculars and spotting skills. Meet in the parking lot of Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin DE at 7:30 am. Contact Carolyn ... Read more

Cape May with Declan O’Neil

September 9 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT Cape May Warbler by Declan O'Neil Experience Cape May on this brand new revival of a traditional DOS trip! Known as “the birding Mecca,” Cape May, New Jersey has a legendary status among birders for good reason! Its location at the tip of a narrow peninsula ... Read more

Youth Birders: Hermitage Natural Area and Broad Dyke Marsh

Cedar Waxwing by Michael Moore We are kicking off the school year with an exploration of this relatively new preserve.  On this trip, we will visit a variety of habitats, including meadow, thicket and forest, before exploring a section of Broad Dyke Marsh via the Jack Markell Trail. Please RSVP to Jessica at [email protected] so ... Read more

DOS September Meeting: “What’s new with avian flu” by Joe Francis

Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, Delaware

Summary:  Avian influenza was identified as a viral disease of poultry and wildfowl over a century ago.  Researchers have tracked it among migratory bird populations in the Delaware Bay for decades.  But never has it had the public’s attention as in the last few years.  Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has caused havoc on the commercial poultry industry and raised ... Read more

First State National Historic Park with Declan O’Neil***

***Please note change of date!!! Due to rain in the forecast for Sunday, 9/24, this trip has been rescheduled for the following Saturday, 9/30. Connecticut Warbler by Declan O'Neil Explore the exquisite Brandywine Valley tract of First State National Historical Park in search of some delightfully confusing fall warblers and sparrows. As the morning sun ... Read more

University of Delaware Farm & Ecology Woods with Blue Hen Birding

Black-throated Blue Warbler by Mike Moore Explore the UD Farm & Ecology Woods! 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 many species of ... Read more