Red Knot Youth Birders

Provides activities for school age birders

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Hi. I'm Jessica Shahan, DOS Youth Birding Coordinator.  Read about our group below and then contact me for more information about joining Red Knot Youth Birders.  It's fun and free!

Help with Family Friendly Birding Locations

Do you have a favorite birding spot in Delaware, Pennsylvania, or Maryland?  The DOS Youth Birding Committee wants to know!  We are looking to organize information about the best places for families to go birding in the region, but we can't do it without your help.  Fill out the survey by clicking the button and  tell us all about where you like to go birding and the features that make it great!

DOS SPonsorerd group of young birders

About Red Knot Youth Birders

The Red Knot Youth Birders is a free to join group of school-aged young people who enjoy the excitement and experience of watching birds. The club is sponsored and supported by the Delaware Ornithological Society, a regional organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of bird life of Delaware.

We have a Facebook page Red Knot Youth Birders where you can find information and ideas on birding with the children in your family.

Who Can Participate

School-age children (ages 6 to 18) are eligible to participate in this club. Adult family members are strongly encouraged to accompany children involved in club activities. The success of this club is built upon the support of adults participating along with youth.


Youth Birders at Middle Run N.A.
BLackburnian Warbler

Club Leaders

Delaware Red Knot Youth Birders' field trip leaders are experienced birders and educators. Program instructors also include professional ornithologists, wildlife managers, and authors.

Why Birding?

Birding is an exciting and entertaining outdoor activity. By watching birds, we see amazing behaviors and events that connect us to the natural world. Learning about birds and sharing the outdoor experience with friends are important aspects of birding.


Membership in Red Knot Youth Birders is free.  If you want to join, use the form above to contact our coordinator, Jessica Shahan.

We also invite youth birders and their families to join DOS.  A student membership is only $ 12.50 per year.  We also offer a household membership for $37.50 for the entire family.  Members will receive regular email updates, the monthly newsletter, The DOS Flyer and The Delaware Ornithologist, our annual publication.  Click the button below.


This endevour to bring birding opportunities to young people is supported by the Chemours Company.  We thank them for their support.