We have 3 Field Trips planned for August:
Bombay Hook NWR - Aug. 10
Prime Hook NWR - Aug. 19
Chincoteague NWR - Aug. 25

Download the Aug-Dec 2022 field trip schedule here.
Here's a cool indoor activity when it's too hot to bird. Look through your photos and select one or more to enter in the Friends of Prime Hook Nature Photography Contest. You just might have a winner!

Have you heard of the Paz Bird Refuge (Refugio Paz de las Aves)? Learn more about this important habitat in Ecuador and the effort to save it at

Chris Bennett's May 15 presentation on "Slower, Lower Birding" can be downloaded here.
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A Conservation Access Pass is required for any registered motor vehicle that’s used to access State Wildlife Areas for hunting, bird-watching, photography and similar recreational activities. An annual pass is valid from July 1-June 30. A resident senior lifetime pass is now available. See the DNREC website for more information and to purchase a pass.

Avian Influenza has been found in Delaware! DNREC wants us to report dead and/or sick birds. Learn how you can help prevent the spread of this highly contagious pathogen!

2022 annual dues can now be paid online!

Want to make a difference? DNREC wants YOU!
DNREC is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help with a variety of activities such as the
Piping Plover Program, Delaware Shorebird Project, Osprey Monitoring, and more. Check it out!

Learn about Delaware's "Climate Action Plan"
a roadmap for how the state can prepare for climate change in the decades ahead.

Well done! SBC Roadrunners RULE!

Roadrunners (L to R) Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver, Rob Blye, Carol Blye, Nancy Cunningham, & Sharon Lynn

Kudos to our 2021 DOS Bird-A-Thon team which raised over $18,000 and earned first place in the county division! This year's state total, $64,001.00, was used by Delaware Wild Lands to protect Sandhill Crane breeding habitat near Port Penn. Click links to learn more about the Roadrunners and the Bird-A-Thon.

About the Sussex Bird Club

The Sussex Bird Club was formed in 1982 by its first president Bill Fintel, and has grown to over 100 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 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