Here's your chance to help preserve valuable habitat for the birds and other wildlife in Delaware.

Follow this link for details and donation information about the DOS Bird-A-Thon and our SBC "Road Runners" team.

Thanks for your support!

Our next field trip is scheduled for May 13 at Phillips Landing.

Details TBA. Check the Calendar for future trips.

Our next (virtual) meeting is May 16, 2021 at 2PM.

Michael Moore will present a "behind the scenes" look at eBird.

Follow this link for more info and registration (required).

The results of the 2021 Sussex Bird Club election are in. The entire leadership team was reelected for 2 more years.

Congratulations and thank you to Ruth Ann, Nancy, Rob, and John!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, SBC has had to limit field trip locations and attendance. We encourage everyone to reach out to birding friends and arrange small meet ups at any of our excellent local hot spots. Observations can be posted to eBird and/or other groups devoted to Delaware birding.

The eBird web site has good suggestions for birding safely and responsibly.

For more information visit

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