Check it out! HAWK WATCH @ CHSP ends November 30, 2022!
Sussex Bird Club annual dues can be paid online!
You can also pay at the Jan. 8 meeting,
or mail a check to PO Box 177, Lewes, DE 19958
*FIELD TRIP CHANGES--DETAILS TBA*
*December 7 - Field Trip to INDIAN RIVER INLET & BURTON ISLAND
*December 16 - Field Trip to OCEAN CITY & ASSATEAGUE ISLAND
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. Here's another DNREC page of interest: "Wildlife Viewing in Delaware's Wildlife Areas."
Follow these links to learn about DNREC's proposal to build a restaurant at Cape Henlopen State Park:
Anyone unable to attend the Dec. 5 public meeting but wanting to give feedback on the proposed restaurant may do so by visiting destateparks.com/contact and selecting “Cape Henlopen Restaurant Proposal” from the Delaware State Parks location drop-down menu.
CHSP Park Improvement Update pages 33-35:
for contacting local and state officials.
ACT NOW because DNREC plans to make their decision by January 1, 2023!
A new organization, "Preserve Our Park," has been formed to oppose the restaurant.
If interested, learn more at PreserveOurPark.org.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
President - Ruth Ann Kaufman
Vice-President for Programming - Nancy Cunningham
Vice President for Field Trips - Rob Blye
Treasurer - John Long