Thursday, April 27 Trips & Reservations

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.
COST: $25/person
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.
COST: $25/person
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.
COST: $25/person
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.

TALLY RALLY: Burley Oak Brewing Company, 4:30 p.m.
COST: Free, craft beer available for purchase
MEETING LOCATION: Burley Oak Brewery

Birders will enjoy great beer and good company at Burley Oak in beautiful Berlin, Maryland – named by Budget Travel as America’s Coolest Small Town 2014! We’ll meet at Burley Oak, and enjoy a short bird hike at Berlin Falls Park across the street from the brewery. We’ll return to Burley Oak to tally the birds that have been seen on the Thursday DBW trips, and learn about local birding hotspots from our DBW guides.Please note that Burley Oak only serves their own (delicious!) craft beer and root beer, and does not serve food. If you’re hungry, grab a meal in downtown Berlin before or after the Tally Rally, or bring something yummy with you to Burley Oak!