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.
This Winter, the platform had some Bald Eagles stop by!
2/21/17 Because of her busy work schedule, Sharon Lynne has decided to step down as President and will switch roles with Ed Crawford who is now serving as Vice-President for Programming. In addition, John Long has agreed to replace David Weber as Secretary. John is an active member who brings along some useful computer skills that will come in handy for the club. David is a past President of the club and has been a major contributor to the club in various capacities over many years. When you run into David, please give him a big thank you! Susie Ball will continue as Treasurer and Bill Fintel as Vice-President for Field Trips.
According to the club by-laws this proposal, which has been approved by the Executive Board, must be approved by the membership at the next meeting on March 12. If anyone else wishes to be considered for an officer position, or has objections or recommendations of any sort, they should contact an officer as soon as possible.
Club dues have been raised from $10 to $20 for individuals and familiy membership is now $30 per annum. Full time student memberships are free.
Please check our calendar page for updates. We have booked great speakers for March and April, and a warbler walk and picnic is being planned for the first Sunday in May.
Please make sure we have your current email address. Susie Ball has gotten the club on the email marketing service MailChimp. It is free to small clubs such as ours and will help us to get out important information and notices to club members.
Sussex Bird Club now has a Facebook page and we invite all club members who uses Facebook to "like" it. We intend to post information on walks, meetings, and everything else on our Facebook site and if you "follow" our page you will get a notification everytime we post something important. If you need more information on how to do this and how to avoid too much Facebook activity, contact an officer or other club member. It can be done pretty painlessly.
Men's and women's t-shirts and baseball caps featuring our NEW logo now available--$20/each . . .
Please contact our treasurer, Susie Ball, email@example.com, to purchase yours now!!!
President - Sharon Lynn
VP Field Trips - Bill Fintel
Treasurer - Susie Ball
VP Programming - Ed Crawford
Diane Kane is in charge of publicity and also supports Facebook and our website.
2017 Dues are due!
Sussex Bird Club annual dues are:
If you wish to join or renew, please make checks out to Sussex Bird Club. Click HERE for a membership application. Renewals do not need to fill out an application, unless your contact information has changed.
Mail (Or give to her at a meeting) applications and checks made out to "Sussex Bird Club" to our treasurer:
15 Fairway Dr
Rehoboth DE 19971
Be sure to include your mailing address and email address so that you can receive periodic newsletters. (Note: We do NOT share email addresses.)
Meetings are held at Cadbury, Lewes
(see CONTACT US for directions to Cadbury.
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.
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.