Lazy Birder’s Trip Report – 2

Late Afternoon Bird Walk Report by Joe FrancisLocation: DuPont Environmental Education Center/Russell W. Peterson RefugeDate: February 18, 2024 The second monthly Peterson Refuge walk for 2024 was joined by 18 hardy observers plus two accompanying parents and included several newcomers to birding. Sunny and clear and, though the temperature reached 43 F, a steady wind … Read more

Anson B. Nixon Trip Report

Trip Date: October 14th, 2023Trip Leader: Ian Stewart The weather forecast for Saturday October 14th looked ominous all week, but six hardy birders still showed up for the first ever DOS walk at this hidden gem near downtown Kennett Square. This park has two large ponds surrounded by woodlands and grassy meadows, and the well-maintained … Read more

Recap of the Lazy Birder Field Trip at the Peterson Refuge

October 28, 2023By Joe Francis Hunter’s Moon by Carolyn Holland This was the Inaugural afternoon/evening bird walk at DEEC and attracted 14 birders including many new to DOS field trips to enjoy glorious Indian Summer weather. Highlights included great views of Bald Eagle, Great Egret, newly arrived Green-winged Teal, and resplendent male Red-winged Blackbirds showing … Read more

Norman G. Wilder Field Trip Report

by Chris Bennett White-eyed Vireo by Carolyn Holland. Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 8:00 am to 12:30 pmLeaders: Chris Bennett, Anthony GonzonParticipants: Five Weather: Overcast with a brief period of light rain around 9 am – then continued overcast for remainder of the trip. Temperature in the low 70s with humidity above 75%. For those … Read more

Mother’s Day White Clay Creek State Park Trip Report

Great Blue Heron by Carolyn Holland Our annual Mother’s Day walk was held on Sunday May 14th in the beautiful White Clay Creek State Park. Park gates opened at 8am, and we gathered with high hopes of warblers! Hedges yielded Indigo Buntings, both Baltimore and Orchard orioles, and many American Redstarts. Wood Thrush and Ovenbirds were … Read more

Alapocas Woods Field Trip Report

By Joe Francis Northern Waterthrush by Sarah Zaritsky Seven intrepid, Gortex-clad birders braved the elements on Saturday, May 13, to census the entirety of Alapocas Run State Park, starting at the Blue Ball Barn and going all the way to the Brandywine Falls Dam near the Dupont Experimental Station (over 7 miles round trip). The … Read more