All reservations will be confirmed via email. No cancellations after April 10, 2017. Trips are subject to weather cancellations.
DRIVING: Birds of Bombay Hook, 8:00 a.m.
MEETING LOCATION: Bombay Hook NWR Visitor Center
Delaware’s most famous birding hot spot, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover, Delaware, offers a cornucopia of birding opportunities – from salt marsh and bay beach to freshwater ponds and rich, deciduous woodlands. We’ll sample each of the main habitat types looking for migrants and local breeders, including wading birds, shorebirds, rails, and colorful songbirds. The trip will involve some easy walking, and car caravans between major stops.
DRIVING: DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor, 1:30 p.m.
MEETING LOCATION: DuPont Nature Center
Search for migratory shorebirds, wading birds and waterfowl along Slaughter Beach, Delaware, and learn about the connection between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds at the DuPont Nature Center. This is one of our best spots for an early migrating Red knot!
DRIVING: Gateway to Assateague, 1:00 p.m.
MEETING LOCATION: Assateague Island National Seashore Visitor Center – Maryland District
The forests, fields, and embayments that line the MD611 corridor to Assateague are rich with wetlands and wildlife. Join us for an easy stroll amidst the forests, fields and restored wetlands on this privately owned 130-acre farm across the bay from Assateague Island. The farm on Porfin Drive, owned by the Nichols family, is famous for its stand of trees lining the winding path to the national seashore. The diversity of habitats and normally limited access give the farm an advantage with bird diversity and unspoiled and rarely seen vistas.