Newport Farms Winter Wonderland (DRIVING/HIKING)
8:00 – 11:00 am
Meeting Location: Cul-de-sac at eastern end of Hayes Landing Road
Bird lovers on this one-of-a-kind trip will enjoy short walks but spectacular winter birding to a remote duck-filled 50-acre freshwater pond next to the vast forests and marshes of Newport Bay. The 2,000-acre Newport Farm provides a breathtaking backdrop to one of Maryland’s most-renowned winter Bald Eagle and waterfowl spectacles. East Coast winter rarities like American White Pelicans and Golden Eagles may surprise.
Cape Henlopen State Park (DRIVING/HIKING)
8:00 – 11:00 am
The largest state park in Delaware has much to offer birders in mid-winter. Located where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic, the park contains pitch pine forest, forested wetland, tidal marsh, dunes and beach habitats that support a wide array of bird life. Participants on this trip are sure to see Brown-headed Nuthatch, Snow Bunting, loons, scoters and other bay and sea ducks. Less common or rare birds that may be encountered include “Ipswich” Savannah Sparrow, Common Redpoll, Razorbill, Common Eider, Great Cormorant, Lesser Black-backed, Iceland, Black-headed and Little Gull.
No cancellations are accepted after January 16, 2018.
Trips will go rain or shine. If the trip is canceled due to dangerous conditions, a full refund will be provided.
PHOTO CREDITS: All bird photos courtesy of Frode Jacobsen. Seal photo courtesy of Rita Modesti. Birder photographs provided by the Delmarva Birding Weekends.