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Congratulations to our newly elected club president, Ann Dinkel. Sincere thanks to our "retiring" president Ruth Ann Kaufman for her years of leadership.

SBC Vice Presidents Nancy Cunningham and Rob Blye, and Treasurer John Long were reelected to their current positions. A BIG THANKS to all of you!

Our SBC "Road Runners" THANK YOU for supporting the 2023 DOS Bird-a-Thon. The Road Runners raised over $5000 this year!
Download the latest field trip schedules from the Field Trips page.
Field trip dates and/or times are subject to change. Members will be notified by email.

May 31 - Field Trip @ Great Cypress Swamp

June 8 - Field Trip @ Ponder Tract TNC

June 15 - Field Trip @ Fair Hill NRMA (MD)

June 22 (was 6/21) - @ Milford Neck WA

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."

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.

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

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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 - Ann Dinkel

Vice-President for Programming - Nancy Cunningham

Vice President for Field Trips - Rob Blye

Treasurer -  John Long

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