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  • Christmas Bird Counts - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Online DOS store Search Custom Membership Manager Account Login Events eBird Recent eBird sightings Field Trips Meetings Join Current Flyer Menu About DOS Who we are Mission People History Partners Join us Meetings Field Trips Join DOS Social Facebook Twitter Close Activities Opportunities Field Trips Meetings Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club Bird A Thon in May More Ways to Give Citizen Science Spring Roundup Hawk Watches Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Watch Delaware Bird Records Committee Christmas Bird Counts Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge Project SNOWstorm eBird Close Committees Conservation Delaware Bird A Thon Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bluebird Program Lights Out Wilmington Duck Stamps Publications Delmarva Ornithologist The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close The Delmarva Ornithological Society manages 5 Christmas Bird Counts in Delaware including Wilmington Middletown Bombay Hook Cape Henlopen Prime Hook and Rehoboth Below is a list of the count dates for 2015 16 and the compiler Please contact the compiler if you would like to participate in any count All skill levels of birder are welcome including birders that would like to feeder watch at home Wilmington Saturday December 19 Jim White hylajwhite aol com Bombay Hook Sunday December 20

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/get-involved/citizen-science/christmas-bird-counts/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Pea Patch Island Heron Survey - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Online DOS store Search Custom Membership Manager Account Login Events eBird Recent eBird sightings Field Trips Meetings Join Current Flyer Menu About DOS Who we are Mission People History Partners Join us Meetings Field Trips Join DOS Social Facebook Twitter Close Activities Opportunities Field Trips Meetings Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club Bird A Thon in May More Ways to Give Citizen Science Spring Roundup Hawk Watches Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Watch Delaware Bird Records Committee Christmas Bird Counts Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge Project SNOWstorm eBird Close Committees Conservation Delaware Bird A Thon Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bluebird Program Lights Out Wilmington Duck Stamps Publications Delmarva Ornithologist The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close Pea Patch Island Heronry Survey Great Blue Heron Photo by Joe Sebastiani Pea Patch Island located just off Delaware City hosts one of the largest breeding colonies of herons and egrets in the mid Atlantic region The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation takes a monthly census of birds using the colony let by counter Chris Bennett Herons egrets and ibis leaving and returning to the colony are tallied Please join Chris and the other volunteer counters for the monthly census which occurs March through August each year This

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/pea-patch-heron-survey/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Online DOS store Search Custom Membership Manager Account Login Events eBird Recent eBird sightings Field Trips Meetings Join Current Flyer Menu About DOS Who we are Mission People History Partners Join us Meetings Field Trips Join DOS Social Facebook Twitter Close Activities Opportunities Field Trips Meetings Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club Bird A Thon in May More Ways to Give Citizen Science Spring Roundup Hawk Watches Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Watch Delaware Bird Records Committee Christmas Bird Counts Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge Project SNOWstorm eBird Close Committees Conservation Delaware Bird A Thon Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bluebird Program Lights Out Wilmington Duck Stamps Publications Delmarva Ornithologist The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close The Second Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas was conducted from 2008 2012 Volunteers many of them DOS members fanned out across the state to help determine the status of Delaware s breeding birds Visit the official Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Site View preliminary results from the atlas including distribution maps The Breeding Bird Atlas Publication Committee is currently working on writing up and publishing the results of the atlas The Delaware Division of Fish Wildlife DNREC coordinated this five year citizen

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/get-involved/citizen-science/delaware-breeding-bird-atlas/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge A new calendar year for many birders sometimes means starting a new year list Some birders list birds they find for the year in a state county local patch or even an entire country One of the easiest ways that you can build a fun year list is to create one for your yard DOS sponsors a Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge each calendar year and we encourage everyone to participate All you have to do is go birding in your yard and report your sightings to www ebird org where the results will be kept and can be viewed throughout the year This is probably the greenest way to bird since no fossil fuel burning is needed Not all yards are created equal in terms of bird attracting qualities so we understand that if you live next to Bombay Hook your list will be considerably higher than if you live in a town or city Maybe this is some incentive to plant bird attracting trees and shrubs creating a brushy area or setting up a good feeding station Improving bird habitat in your yard will certainly benefit your list as well as the birds in your community and it is fun to see wildlife using the plantings and features you have worked hard to install The results can always be seen at www ebird org and clicking explore data and yard totals Not everyone has a yard with the potential to attract that many species but it is still fun to see how many you can find If you spend some time looking for birds just outside your door you might be surprised by what you encounter By sharing your lists with eBird you are contributing your sightings to science conservation and the greater understanding of bird distributions See below for the contest rules and we encourage your participation See the current results for this year s Backyard Birding Challenge in Delaware Here are the rules Any species your see or hear while you are physically in your yard counts towards your species total Fly overs count This may be how you get your best birds The contest is for each calendar year Yards are divided into the following categories a apartments window and balcony birding only b yards less than 1 acre c yards 1 5 acres and d yards greater than 5 acres Enter your sightings into www ebird org Here is how to set up and name your yard Go birding in your yard

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/activities/delaware-backyard-birding-challenge/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Conservation - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close The DOS Conservation Committee is actively involved in many local state national and international issues The Conservation Committee is dedicated to monitoring issues of bird conservation concern and addressing these issues in collaboration with DOS members and partner organizations and agencies Delaware Birding Trail In collaboration with DNREC and the Delaware Audubon Society DOS developed the first Delaware Birding Trail The trail identifies and connects established birding hotspots Delaware Bird A Thon Get involved with the Delaware Bird A Thon ABA Birders Exchange The DOS Conservation Committee participates in the American Birding Association s Birders Exchange program For the past sixteen years the Birders Exchange has been collecting and donating much needed equipment to researchers educators and conservationists in Latin America and the Caribbean who are striving to protect birds and their habitats In an effort to fill the void of the most basic equipment needed to carryout their studies the Birders Exchange collects and distributes donated optics and other resources to these very dedicated individuals We will be asking for our members and friends to donate any optics in working order which will then be shipped to the ABA for their distribution Please bring your optics to any DOS meeting and give to Bill Stewart for transferring to the ABA For further information and a complete synopsis of the program visit the Birders Exchange website The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program Since 1934 sales of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps commonly referred to as Duck Stamps have raised more than 700 million that has been used to acquire more than 5 2 million acres of habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System Ninety eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of these stamps goes directly to the purchase or lease of wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System Stamps can be purchased at most post offices sporting goods and outdoor stores all National Wildlife Refuges and online at fws gov duckstamps As their slogan says Conserve Habitat Buy Duck Stamps In an effort to show our dedicated support to this valuable conservation cause DOS will purchase and award each Field Trip leader with an annual stamp Wind Energy Position The Conservation Committee voted to adopt endorse and support the American Bird Conservancy s Wind Energy Policy The following is an excerpt from the policy For decades conservationists have urged a shift away from nuclear and fossil fueled electrical generation to clean renewable sources of power

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/committees/conservation/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Delaware Bayshore Initiative - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Online DOS store Search Custom Membership Manager Account Login Events eBird Recent eBird sightings Field Trips Meetings Join Current Flyer Menu About DOS Who we are Mission People History Partners Join us Meetings Field Trips Join DOS Social Facebook Twitter Close Activities Opportunities Field Trips Meetings Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club Bird A Thon in May More Ways to Give Citizen Science Spring Roundup Hawk Watches Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Watch Delaware Bird Records Committee Christmas Bird Counts Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge Project SNOWstorm eBird Close Committees Conservation Delaware Bird A Thon Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bluebird Program Lights Out Wilmington Duck Stamps Publications Delmarva Ornithologist The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close DOS is participating in the Delaware Bayshore Initiative This initiative helps prioritize needed improvements to birding infrastructure and guides further conservation of important bird habitats along the Delaware Bayshore To learn more about the Initiative visit the DNREC Delaware Bayshore Initiative site Here is Governor Markell speaking about birding and the Bayshore Initiative during an unprecedented video address to

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/committees/conservation/delaware-bayshore-initiative/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Bluebird Program - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close The Bluebird Trail Program Cubscouts in Conservation Over the past several years area Cub Scout Packs in the Delmarva Council BSA have been involved in a partnership with the Delmarva Ornithological Society DOS and several Delaware state agencies This partnership referred to as Cub Scouts in Conservation provides young Scouts a hands on experience in the creation and or maintenance of Bluebird box trails on state property Overview Once a year during the winter DOS members are invited to visit area Cub Scout Packs and teach young Scouts the plight of the Eastern Bluebird We explain how they can participate in conservation activities for the benefit of this species With DOS supplied materials in the form of a Bluebird box kit many Cubs construct bluebird boxes for later placement on trails Still others scouts join DOS Members in the field and walk an established Bluebird box trail Scouts learn to open boxes perform basic maintenance and gain an understanding of the Bluebird s nesting requirements During this same time older Webelos Scouts often replace damaged boxes or place new boxes if a trail is expanded In addition to the hands on field experience these boys and their parents learn to work a Bluebird Trail This project also meets specific advancement requirements for Cub Scouts working on badges and awards in the Scouting program In these efforts over 75 boxes have been placed in Bluebird trails at 7 locations The cleanout days have been well attended with groups ranging for 15 to 75 in a group We have had the chance to work with a diverse group of kids from suburb to inner city Cub Scouts Each fall the Packs enthusiastically place this program on their calendars Bluebird Boxes in the Field maintained boxes in 2006 Lums Pond State Park DNREC Parks Rec Camping side 10 boxes Headquarters side 10 boxes Dog run 6 boxes St Georges Bridge DELDOT South side exit ramp 6 boxes Ft Dupont State Park DNREC Park Rec Grassdale side 13 boxes Historic side 2 boxes Delaware Turnpike SR 1 DELDOT Mitigation stump marsh 6 boxes Cedar Swamp WA DNREC Fish Wildlife Lookout Tower road 7 boxes Collins Beach road 7 boxes St Jones Research Reserve DNREC Soil Water Education Center 2 boxes Russell W Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge Bluebird box trail 10 boxes Participating Area Cub Packs Pack 97 Wilmington Pack 72 New Castle Pack 3 Middletown Pack 351 Townsend Pack 125 Middletown Pack 269 New Castle Pack 47 Wilmington Pack 414 New Castle Pack 39 Middletown Pack 506 Wilmington Pack 123 St Georges Observation Location and timing The primary species we find using the nest boxes are Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebirds House Wren and Carolina Chickadee usage is much less due to box placements in open fields The presence of House Sparrows has been very rare In general Tree Swallows tend to occupy boxes at locations closer to the

    Original URL path: http://www.dosbirds.org/committees/conservation/bluebird-program/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Duck Stamps - Delmarva Ornithological Society
    Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Online DOS store Search Custom Membership Manager Account Login Events eBird Recent eBird sightings Field Trips Meetings Join Current Flyer Menu About DOS Who we are Mission People History Partners Join us Meetings Field Trips Join DOS Social Facebook Twitter Close Activities Opportunities Field Trips Meetings Delaware Dunlins Youth Birding Club Bird A Thon in May More Ways to Give Citizen Science Spring Roundup Hawk Watches Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Watch Delaware Bird Records Committee Christmas Bird Counts Pea Patch Island Heron Survey Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas Delaware Backyard Birding Challenge Project SNOWstorm eBird Close Committees Conservation Delaware Bird A Thon Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bluebird Program Lights Out Wilmington Duck Stamps Publications Delmarva Ornithologist The Flyer Newsletter Archive Current Flyer Records Delaware Bird Records Committee State List and Review Species Issues Current Issues Take Action Results Archive Letters of Support Close Resources Birding DE Birding Sites Recent eBird Sightings Notable eBird Sightings Delmarva Area Hotspots DOS Delaware Checklists Downloadable Fieldtrip Schedule More Birding Resources RBAs and Listservs Delaware State List Weather and Tides Wildlife Rehabilitators Close Online DOS store Close Sign in to manage your membership Email Password Remember me Close eBird Recent eBird sightings Close The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program Since 1934 sales of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps commonly referred to as Duck Stamps have raised more than 700 million that has been used to acquire more than 5 2 million acres of habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System Ninety eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of these stamps goes directly to the purchase or lease of wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System Stamps can be purchased at most post offices

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