Above: American Woodcock along Fowler Beach Road, Jan 13, 2011, by Chuck Fullmer
Lois was a longtime member of the Sussex Bird Club and served ably as its president. Bruce Lantz, has utilized the funds raised for his mother's memory to install an Osprey platform in Jefferson Creek. This is on the North side of Little Assawoman Bay in the South Bethany area. As you can see in the photos, a pair of Ospreys have already moved in.
12/03 - The Christmas Bird Count information is out. The details are as follows, including Seaford:
Bombay Hook – 15 December 2013 – Compiler Andy Ednie (302) 792-9591 email@example.com
Milford - 22 December - Compiler Chris Bennett (302)236-7621 cpb2564@GMAIL.COM
Wilmington –28 December 2013 – Compiler Jim White (302) 593-9622 firstname.lastname@example.org
Middletown – 29 December 2013 – Compiler Bruce Lantz ((302) 378-8469 email@example.com
Seaford - 3 January 2014 - Compiler Glen Lovelace Glen.Lovelace@state.de.us
Rehoboth –4 January 2014 – Compiler Sally O’Byrne (302) 945-3236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Henlopen/Prime Hook- 5 January 2014 - Compiler Frank Rohrbacker (302) 475-5771 email@example.com
11/30 - No monthly meeting in December. Details on the CALENDAR page. Will post information on Christmas Bird Counts as soon as I receive it.
9/17 - Fall field trips are now on the CALENDAR page.
4/29 - Milford Neck area birding maps are avaialble on the FT REPORTS page.
12/06 - Very interesting article from the Center for Conservation Biology: Laughing Gulls No Match for Rising Seas http://www.ccbbirds.org/2013/11/18/laughing-gulls-match-rising-seas/?ModPagespeed=noscript
11/30 -NY Times Article - A Bird Whose Life Depends on a Crab. Given we are in Sussex County Delaware, this is an article of interest. http://nyti.ms/ImxowR
Meetings are held at Cadbury, Lewes
(see CONTACT US for directions to Cadbury).
Meetings begin at 2:00 pm and are open to anyone with an interest in wild birds.
Field trips visit top local birding spots, such as Prime Hook NWR, Cape Henlopen State Park, Trap Pond State Park, Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park and other good local birding areas. Occasionally, longer trips are made to Blackwater and Chincoteague NWR's. See the Calendar page for details.
Video of intrepid SBC birders being eaten alive while looking for the Alder Flycatcher off of Lighthouse Road.
Below: SBC Picnic at the Great Cyprus Swamp
Members of the Club also travel together to more distant locations, and when possible these opportunities will be covered on the Travel page.
See the links page for lots of other sites pertaining to local birding activities.