Fall is here and the birds are on the move! Join the Delaware Dunlins for exciting field trips in the coming months as we head afield to watch birds.
Here is the slate of Field Trips by month:
Saturday, September 26: Tri-State Bird Rescue and Middle Run 2:00 to 5:00pm
Enjoy an exclusive tour of Tri-State Bird Rescue and see how they help out injured and orphaned birds. Meet a Peregrine Falcon and see how birds are helped to recover. Then hike the new birding trail at the adjoining Middle Natural Area to search for songbirds. Help install a special Delaware Dunlins nest box! Meet at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, DE.
Sunday, October 11: Big Sit Competition! 8:00am to dusk
Come join the most fun birding event of the year in Delaware, as we circle together(literally) to count birds from the top of Hawk Watch Hill at Ashland Nature Center! Watch raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds as they migrate past. Can we beat the record of 82 species seen in one day? Meet at Hawk Watch Hill at 8:00am or any time you can drop by during the day. Plenty of good food and drink will be served. We will bird dawn to dusk!
Saturday, November 7: Waterfowl Watching 9:00am to noon
When November rolls around, the ducks, geese, and swans are filling up the wetlands in Delaware! Shovelers, teal, and buffleheads are in the water, while Bald Eagles and Northern Harriers are in the air. We will work on our waterfowl ID skills while touring one of the most famous refuges in America. Meet at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 9:00am and bring a bag lunch.
Sunday, December 6: Eagles at Conowingo 1:00 to 4:00pm
Each fall and winter, dozens(sometimes hundreds!) of eagles gather at this hydroelectric facility on the Susquehanna River to feast upon fish. Learn how to “age” eagles and observe how they catch their food. How many eagles will we see? Watch gulls, ducks, herons, and other waterbirds too! For Conowingo birding info visit: www.harfordbirdclub.org/conowingo.html
December and early January 2010: Christmas Bird Counts! Dates announced in October
To register for field trips, please contact: Derek Stoner at 302-893-8426 or email@example.com if attending.