For a Delmarva bird checklist, download this list provided by the Delmarva Ornithological Society.

Visit these websites to learn more about Delmarva bird clubs:

Delmarva Ornithological Society

Maryland Ornithological Society

Virginia Society of Ornithology

Delaware is the proud home of the American Birding Association in Delaware City.

Birding for kids

Visit these websites for information about Delmarva bird conservation:

Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service 

Audubon Maryland-DC

Maryland Bird Conservation Initiative

Maryland Biodiversity Project

Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

Delaware Audubon

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office

Join these Facebook groups to keep up with Delmarva’s latest sightings and rarities:

MD Birding

Delaware Birding

Birding Virginia

Visit these websites for information about the economic impact of birding and wildlife-associated recreation:

2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

2011 Birding in the United States: A Demographic and Economic Analysis

2012 The Economics Associated with Natural Areas in the Delmarva Peninsula

2013 Banking on Nature: The Economic Benefits to Local Communities of National Wildlife Refuge Visitation

The Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016 (from Outside magazine, Dec. 2016)

Federal Outdoor Recreation Trends: Effects on Economic Opportunities

The Outdoor Recreation Economy Report 2017

Report: 86 million Americans watched wildlife in 2016, a 20 percent jump from 2011 (, 9/8/17)

Wildlife watching continues to lure Americans outdoors (The Bay Journal, 12/18/17)

Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction (The Spokesman-Review, 2/23/18)

Economic Impact: Birds, Birdwatching and the U.S. Economy (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)