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Our November 8 presentation is “Hawaii’s White Tern: An Urban Seabird,”

which will be presented virtually by Rich Downs. You must pre-register with the Lewes Library. Here is the link for registration and details.

Dr. John C. Rumm's September 13 presentation, "Identifying vs. Identifying with: A Brief History of Birdwatching, Bird Study, and Birding," was recorded and can be viewed here.

All Sussex Bird Club field trips have been canceled at least through October as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 risk and state restrictions.
Everyone is encouraged to reach out to your birding friends and arrange small meet ups at any of our excellent local hot spots.
We suggest that you do not carpool and do maintain physical distance or wear a mask. Observations can be posted to eBird and/or Facebook groups devoted to Delaware birding.

And don't forget to volunteer at the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch!

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 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