Friday, April 28 Trips & Reservations

All reservations will be confirmed via email. No cancellations after April 10, 2017. Trips are subject to weather cancellations.

DRIVING: Redden State Forest, 8:00 a.m.
COST: $25/person
MEETING LOCATION: Redden State Forest

The 12,000 acres of Redden State Forest near Georgetown, Delaware, offer some of the best habitat for breeding forest birds, including Red-headed Woodpecker, Summer Tanager, Yellow-throated, Hooded and Kentucky Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo. The trip will involve some easy walking, and car caravans between major stops.




KAYAK: Trails to Rails, 9:00 a.m.
COST: $40/person sharing a tandem kayak, $50/person solo kayak
MEETING LOCATION: Coastal Kayak

Paddle the winding salt marsh trails of Rehoboth Bay in Fenwick, Delaware, searching for elusive rails, and witness an abundance of shorebirds, wading birds, and osprey.

All paddling done by participants; some experience required. Must be 13 years old to participate. Please note: If you are reserving a tandem kayak, please plan to attend with a paddling partner also registered with the DBW. We can’t always guarantee another solo paddler will join you in a two-person boat. Thank you!


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DRIVING: Birds of Prime Hook, 1:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
COST: $25/person
MEETING LOCATION: Prime Hook NWR Visitor Center

The Delaware Bay shoreline and its adjacent uplands offer the most diverse birding opportunities in southern Delaware. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton, Delaware, is the perfect birding location for our Friday afternoon, where we’ll search for migrants and local breeders, including wading birds, shorebirds, rails, and colorful songbirds like Prairie and Prothonotary Warblers, and Scarlet Tanagers. The trip will involve some easy walking, and car caravans between major stops. Meet at the Prime Hook NWR Visitor Center on Turkle Pond Road.

 

BOAT: Lewes & Delaware Bay, 2:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
COST: $30/person
MEETING LOCATION: Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes, DE

Join us for a two-hour cruise of the waters near Cape Henlopen and the mouth of the Delaware Bay. We will visit the stone breakwaters in search of common and rare waterfowl and seabirds including gulls, cormorants, gannets, loons, and scoters.

 

KAYAK: Ayers and Trappe Creek Sunset Paddle, 6:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT
COST: $40/person sharing a tandem kayak, $50/person solo kayak
MEETING LOCATION: Ayers Creek Adventures

Paddle through the salt marshes of Ayers and Trappe Creeks near Berlin, Maryland. Enjoy the show as dozens of species settle in for their nightly roost. You are likely to see Bald Eagle, Osprey, herons, egrets, hawks and gulls. Join us for a post paddle bonfire and enjoy conversation and s’mores. This smooth water paddle is appropriate for all levels.

All paddling done by participants; some experience required. Must be 13 years old to participate. Please note: If you are reserving a tandem kayak, please plan to attend with a paddling partner also registered with the DBW. We can’t always guarantee another solo paddler will join you in a two-person boat. Thank you!

 

TALLY RALLY: Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 5:00 p.m.
COST: Free. Food and drinks available for purchase
MEETING LOCATION: Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE

After a full Friday of field trips, meet at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach, DE. This event begins just after the Prime Hook and Lewes field trips. Help the guides add species to the DBW checklist, swap birding stories, and fuel up after a great day in the field!