Join in on local bird counts

Bucktoe Bird Blitz

Highlighted Bird Count:
Kite and Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Daily, May 17 – June 6, 3pm – 8pm
Adults only
Free! Just show up
Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Join leader Larry Lewis each evening to watch for migrant shorebirds heading to the arctic as they fly in dramatic flocks overhead to the far northern breeding grounds. Sometimes, Mississippi Kites zip past and give us a show as well, plus on any given night, see as many as 50 species from our beautiful overlook in a gorgeous meadow. Bring a picnic, your favorite beverage, and join us on this fun and friendly nightly event.

 

Find local annual bird counts

Great Backyard Bird Count

2nd weekend in February
A four day count you can do in your backyard or anywhere on earth.
Location: Anywhere on earth

Spring Roundup

2nd Saturday in May
One-day count of birds in Delaware. Throughout the state, with regional leaders in charge of various state sections.
Location: Anywhere in DE
Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

Fort Delaware Wading Bird Count

Monthly, spring – early summer
Stationary count of herons and egrets flying to and from Pea Patch Island conducted from the Delaware City Waterfront.
Location: Delaware City Waterfront
Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

Bird-a-thon

Early May
Fundraiser for the Delmarva Ornithology to provide money for shorebird habitat acquisition in Delaware.
Location: Statewide
Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

June Challenge

Entire month of June
Individual contest to see the most birds in a county.
Location: anywhere in DE
Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

Big Sit

2nd weekend in Oct
A competition to see or hear the most bird species from one spot.
Location: DNS runs big sits at DEEC, Ashland, and Bucktoe. Another one occurs at Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Join in: Join our Big Sit (posted on this page late summer) or find more Big Sit bird counts

Sea Watch

Monthly, October – March
Stationary count of migrating seabirds
Location: Indian River Inlet
Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

Hawk Watch

Daily, September – November
Stationary count sites established to count migrating raptors
Location: Ashland Nature Center and Cape Henlopen State Park
Join in: visit our Hawk Watch or find more hawk watches

Christmas Bird Counts

Mid-December – early January
Bird surveys within several 15-mile diameter circles within Delaware.
Location: Wilmington, Middletown, Bombay Hook, Milford, Seaford, Cape Henlopen, and Rehoboth in DE Join in: visit Delmarva Ornithological Society

More upcoming bird counts and birding programs

Results
Call (302) 239-2334 to register.

8 Session Series: Learn to create wildlife habitat in residential gardens. Six evenings and two Saturdays includng garden visits. Some homework.

Dates: March through September.
Members: $65, Others: $85
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707

View the Class Schedule
03/22/2017 - 09/13/2017
6:00PM - 8:30PM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
W17010AS
Series of classes March - September

Whether you are just beginning your interest in nature, or wish to gain greater depth of understanding of local ecosystems, take advantage of this spring through fall course! Learn about the ecology of the Piedmont region and the flora and fauna that reside here during eight lectures and field trips led by experts. Each participant will complete a field and classroom notebook to become certified. School teachers can receive 60 hours of in-service credit.

View the Class Schedule

Members: $200, Others: $250
Meets at Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (unless otherwise noted)
03/23/2017 - 09/23/2017
12:00AM - 12:00AM
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Animals, Birding, Botany, Conservation, Insects, series
W17009AS
Daily through September

Visit our feeders & flowers for great looks and photos of hummingbirds and butterflies.

At the Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707

No pre-registration required, just show up!
06/01/2017 - 09/30/2017
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Birding, Free
V17625AS
Friday, July 7, 5:30 - 7:30pm

There are many ways to enjoy the natural world. However learning about and interacting with wild creatures may be one of the best. Join naturalist extraordinaire Jim White in exploring the diverse habitats of the Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. Participate in an illustrated and hands-on program that will take you deep into the fascinating world of the refuge's wild residents. Dogfish beer and snacks provided.

Freshwater marshes have many rare and interesting insects. We will search for beetles, butterflies, dragonflies and lesser known types of insects such as collembolans and scorpion flies. Try your hand at catching these animals - nets and other collecting equipment will be provided.

Members: $15, Others: $30 per session
Meets at DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490
07/07/2017 - 07/07/2017
5:30PM - 7:30PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Adult 21+
Series, Birding, Hiking, Insects
W17205DC
Sundays, 8 - 11 am (Sept - Nov)

Take a guided walk around the Bucktoe Creek Preserve to enjoy the diverse birdlife of this private 300-acre nature preserve near Kennett Square, PA. This program is sponsored by a private donor. Led by Bucktoe Creek Preserve Birding Team

Meets at Bucktoe Creek Preserve 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/03/2017 - 11/26/2017
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Adult
Birding, Free, Visitation
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