Above: American Woodcock along Fowler Beach Road, Jan 13, 2011, by Chuck Fullmer
Lois was a longtime member of the Sussex Bird Club and served ably as its president. Bruce Lantz, has utilized the funds raised for his mother's memory to install an Osprey platform in Jefferson Creek. This is on the North side of Little Assawoman Bay in the South Bethany area. As you can see in the photos, a pair of Ospreys have already moved in.
This Winter, the platform had some Bald Eagles stop by!
05/15- Monthly meeting Sunday, June 12, 2016. Details found on calendar page.
4/10 - April, May and June field trips are up on the CALENDAR page.
3/23 - From a Prime Hook NWR press release:
The eastern most mile of Fowler Beach Road remains an active construction site and will remain closed until Mid-July.
3/15 - The results from our survey are available: CLICK HERE.
6/21 - Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge to Host Pyblic Meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7--8pm at the Refuge HQ
7/11 - Bombay Hook Field Trip NEW (see calendar page for details)
New Club Officers 2016
President - Sharon Lynn
VP Field Trips - Bill Fintel
Treasurer - Susie Ball
Dues are due!
Sussex Bird Club annual dues are:
If you wish to join or renew, please make checks out to Sussex Bird Club. Click HERE for a membership application. Renewals do not need to fill out an application, unless your contact information has changed.
Mail (Or give to her at a meeting) applications and checks made out to "Sussex Bird Club" to our treasurer:
15 Fairway Dr
Rehoboth DE 19971
Be sure to include your mailing address and email address so that you can receive periodic newsletters. (Note: We do NOT share email addresses.)
British Bird Sound App - Ruby Merriman provided the following (only works for Windows smartphones):
I thought your members and colleagues of the Sussex Bird Club may be interested in a new British bird sound app for windows phones released recently. It has 218 species with a soundboard, photo, RSPB description and links to further information for each bird. We also have a quiz app so people can test themselves on their bird sound ID.
If anyone within the club has a windows phone please do inform them, I hope the apps will be a great learning resource for people wanting to expand their UK bird knowledge. Links are provided below:
Tweeter Bird Sounds: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/tweeter-bird-sounds/eda55f71-d341-4dbe-bf99-72dc80e27722
Tweeter Bird ID Quiz: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/tweeter-bird-id-quiz/0a58f028-5008-46b1-b720-6f845b792fa4
4/29 - Milford Neck area birding maps are avaialble on the FT REPORTS page.
8/22 - Interesting article in the Washington Post on Hummingbirds passed on by SBC member Walt Bryan:
12/06 - Very interesting article from the Center for Conservation Biology: Laughing Gulls No Match for Rising Seas http://www.ccbbirds.org/2013/11/18/laughing-gulls-match-rising-seas/?ModPagespeed=noscript
11/30 -NY Times Article - A Bird Whose Life Depends on a Crab. Given we are in Sussex County Delaware, this is an article of interest. http://nyti.ms/ImxowR
Meetings are held at Cadbury, Lewes
(see CONTACT US for directions to Cadbury).
Meetings begin at 2:00 pm and are open to anyone with an interest in wild birds.
Field trips visit top local birding spots, such as Prime Hook NWR, Cape Henlopen State Park, Trap Pond State Park, Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park and other good local birding areas. Occasionally, longer trips are made to Blackwater and Chincoteague NWR's. See the Calendar page for details.
Video of intrepid SBC birders being eaten alive while looking for the Alder Flycatcher off of Lighthouse Road.
SBC Picnic at the Great Cyprus Swamp
Members of the Club also travel together to more distant locations, and when possible these opportunities will be covered on the Travel page.
See the links page for lots of other sites pertaining to local birding activities.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge’s Recovery and Resiliency Project that has been on-going since October 2015, will soon be entering its final stages of completion. Refuge personnel seeks to update the public on project accomplishments, remaining work to be completed and to answer any questions that the bordering communities, State and Local partners, and Refuge visitors may have.Please join us on the evening of from at the Refuge Headquarters:Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge11978 Turkle Pond RoadMilton, Delaware 19968For more information, visit the refuge’s website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Prime_Hook/.