Sea Watch IV at Indian River Inlet Saturday, Feb. 17th

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Forster's Tern by Kelley Nunn

Come join Anthony Gonzon and Chris Bennett on a Saturday Sea Watch to count seabirds migrating along Delaware’s coast – collecting invaluable data as well as seeing thousands of migrating loons, gannets, grebes, sea ducks, gulls and terns.

This is a great opportunity for beginners or seasoned birders alike to learn or practice your ID skills of sea birds – in flight, bobbing rafts on the waves, or scrambling over rocks on the jetty and shore.

Meet at the Delaware Seashore State Park lot on the south side of Indian River Inlet along the ocean (Southeast Day Use Area) at 8AM.  The watch runs until noon.  Feel free to drop in at anytime or stay for the whole count.

Limited walking on soft sand to get to viewing spot on the beach.  Portable toilets available.

A Note from Chris (2/14/18):

Join Anthony Gonzon and Me this Saturday between 8 am and Noon (come and leave as you wish or stay the whole 4 hours) at the Southeast Day Area at Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park. For those unfamiliar with the area (or the above names) we will be meeting in the parking lot south of the inlet on the east side of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.
Weather looks to be really good with clear skies during the four hours of the watch and a nice stiff breeze blowing out of the northeast! With luck that wind will blow some good birds in close to shore possibly including Northern Gannet, White-winged Scoter, Bonaparte’s, Black-headed and Little Gull and maybe a few more alcids. There has been a small group of Common Eiders, at least 2 Razorbills and 2 harbor seals there the last few weeks.

I hope you can join us.

Chris Bennett
DOS Vice President/Program Chair

 

Photo of Forster’s Tern by Kelley Nunn

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