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!
4/4 - There will be a Prime Hook NWR bird walk on Thursday April 24. Meet at the Prime Hook headquarters building at 8AM.
SBC will have a booth at the native plant sale at the James Farm Preserve in Ocean View on Saturday May 3rd.
April - June field trips are on the CALENDAR page.
3/27 - The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center has a birding weekend coming up May 2 - 4, 2014. If you are interested, click HERE for their flyer.
3/24 - Our next club meeting is on Sunday April 13, starting at 2PM. Laura Chamberlin from Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences will talk about the newly formed Celebrate Delaware Bay Network, and the latest on the shorebird and horseshoe crab conservation activities that its members are involved in. Of particular focus will be opportunities to get involved through a new Bayshore Stewards project. Details are on the CALENDAR page.
3/15 - From our last meeting, here is some information on the Delaware Shorebird Project:
Volunteers are integral to so many aspects of the Delaware Shorebird Project. In fact, the success of our work depends on volunteers. From forming flags and color bands, to weighing, measuring and banding birds, to "resighting" flagged birds, to cooking meals – volunteers at every experience level help to make the field season run smoothly. We're working to train and build a local volunteer community to join us every year for exciting research opportunities!
1/25 - February – March field trips are now on the CALENDAR page.
1/14 - Please renew your Sussex Bird Club dues for 2014. Cost is still $10 single or $15 family. Bring a check made out to "Sussex Bird Club" to our next meeting or mail to Bill Fintel, 31395 Point Cr., Lewes, DE 19958
4/29 - Milford Neck area birding maps are avaialble on the FT REPORTS page.
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.
Below: 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.