Spring DBW Tips

Some common sense approaches to make your Spring DBW trip more enjoyable:

  • If you’re on a boat, bring a coat! Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for weather which can be much cooler near the ocean. It may be warm on the dock, but our ocean and bay waters are still cold.
  • Bugs are a part of our natural environment. You can expect and prepare for flies, mosquitoes and ticks during some field trips. Be sure to bring insect repellent.
  • Carry sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring rain gear as all events are rain or shine. We only cancel trips due to dangerous weather, such as lightning or strong¬†winds.
  • Try to arrive a little before the scheduled trip departs.
  • Boat trips usually fill earlier than other trips; please make your reservations early.
  • Most trips are not appropriate for young children. Please use your discretion when registering.
  • Be courteous to your fellow birders. Speak quietly and turn off cell phones during trips.
  • Vegetarians & guests with seafood allergies must make their restrictions known for trips that include lunch.
  • There are no restroom facilities on most trips.
  • All reservations will be confirmed via email. No cancellations after April 10, 2017. Trips are subject to weather cancellations.
Shorebird Explorer boat trip in Ocean City, MD; Spring DBW 2012

Shorebird Explorer boat trip in Ocean City, MD; 2012 Spring DBW