November Update

Field Trips-

November 7-James Farm, Fresh Pond, & Quillens Point

November 21-Assawoman Wildlife Area & Indian River


The November meeting is Nov. 17 @ 2pm at the Lewes Library. Michael Oates will present his documentary "A Meeting of Migrations" about the spring arrival of red knots and horseshoe crabs along the Delaware Bay.  The public is welcome to attend!


The Sussex Bird Club is pleased to partner with the Lewes Public Library on their "One Book One Community" program.The book Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman is Lewes' first selection. SBC members Rob & Carol Blye are offering a "Birding 101" class for inexperienced birders on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the library. For more information go to Lewes Loves Books.

Hawk Watch--

continues thru November 30 at Cape Henlopen. Volunteers needed!

About the Sussex Bird Club

The Sussex Bird Club was formed in 1982 by its first president Bill Fintel, and has grown to over 80 members. Meetings are held at the Lewes Public Library seven times a year, generally on the second Sunday of the month. (There are no meetings in May, June, July, August, or December.) Business transactions are kept short, and there is always an interesting program related to wild birds. 

The Sussex Bird Club's primary objective is to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of wild birds through guided field trips and monthly meetings about various aspects of birding.


Our meetings, field trips, and events are open to all. We have an exciting schedule of field trips to the many outstanding birding areas within Sussex County, as well as trips to birding hotspots beyond Delaware's borders. Beginning birders are always welcome, and birders of all levels will enjoy the camaraderie and the variety of birding experiences.  


Our members are interested in bird conservation, and many volunteer in other capacities, such as monitoring piping plover nests or supporting the Hawk Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park.

 More detailed information on these and other activities can be reached via the menu bar at the top, or by clicking on the buttons below, or by sending an email to 

Club Membership and Dues

Annual dues are $30 per family and $20 for single membership, payable January 1 each year. You can pay your dues at the January meeting or mail a check, whichever is more convenient. (We do not take credit cards.) Click the button below to download and print a membership form, or fill out your contact information using the email message form on the Contact page.  Provide your mailing address, email address and a phone number.  Make your check payable to Sussex Bird Club. Our mailing address is Sussex Bird Club, PO Box 177, Lewes,  DE  19958. 

Club Officers

President - Ruth Ann Kaufman

Vice-President for Programming - Nancy Cunningham

Vice President for Field Trips - Rob Blye

Treasurer -  John Long

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Field Trip contact info:

Rob Blye


Treasurer, Sussex Bird Club

PO Box 177

Lewes, DE  19958