Birds

Young Waterfowlers Watching Waterfowl

By Derek Stoner, Education Program Assistant  Swarms of Snow Geese swirl into Raymond Pool at Bombay Hook NWR. Delaware is fortunate to have a wealth of waterfowl and wetlands.  The Young Waterfowlers class, an in-depth course offered each fall by the Delaware Nature Society and Red Clay Valley Association, introduces youth to waterfowl, wetlands, and the …

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Snow Geese at Bombay Hook – A Delaware Wildlife Spectacle

By Sally O’Byrne – Teacher Naturalist The Snow Goose trip, twice postponed because of rain, finally went this evening with snow flurries in the forecast.  Driving along rural roads near Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, we spied blankets of geese foraging in far-off fields.  Knowing it was getting towards dusk, we entered Bombay Hook as the first of …

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Birding and the Moon at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

By Sally O’Byrne, Teacher-Naturalist… Yesterday morning, 8 intrepid participants joined me and William (Bucktoe Creek Preserve Land Manager) on the weekly Monday morning bird walk at Bucktoe.    I took the group to the field where Joe and I had found a passel of sparrows and a very dull Pine Warbler last week.  The field was empty …

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