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Birding Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

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Over Memorial Day weekend (23-25 May) my family and I spent the weekend along the Delaware shore enjoying the beaches, natural areas, and tourist traps that make visiting the shore such a delight. And then there were the birds that made me remember for sure that I was in Delaware and not in New York.

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Life Along The Delaware Bay: A Book Review

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Life Along the Delaware Bay: Cape May, Gateway to a Million Shorebirds , by Lawrence Niles, Joanna Burger, and Amanda Dey, is a book with a mission. Be careful or you may end up caring deeply about the Delaware Bay and being convinced that this is a significant area we should all work to repair and preserve.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2021)

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Corey enjoyed a long weekend in Narrowsburg, New York, along the Delaware River at the New York-Pennsylvania border. The silver lining to these frigid winters is that birds are very active around my house, so I can enjoy cool cold-weather birds like Red-breasted Nuthatch from a warm perch.

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The Shorebirds of North America: A Natural History and Photographic Celebration–A Book Review

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Special attention is given to the migration achievements of Bar-tailed and Hudsonian Godwits and Red Knot B95 (known as Moonbird, possibly appearing in one of Karlson’s photographs), and, most importantly, to the plight of the Delaware Bay Red Knots and other shorebirds dependent on Horseshoe Crabs during migration.

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The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

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In the spring, key staging and stopover areas include Patagonia, Argentina; eastern and northern Brazil; the southeast United States; the Virginia barrier islands; and Delaware Bay. Birds in Delaware Bay. Perhaps the most important threat to the Red Knot is climate change. Photo: Gregory Breese-USFWS.

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Birding from New York to North Carolina

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To get there we would need to get out of New York, through New Jersey into Delaware, and then on through Maryland and Virginia until finally reaching our destination. We broke the drive down into two segments: from New York to Delaware on 31 March and from Delaware to North Carolina on 1 April.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of May 2015?

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Corey, on the other hand, is leaving all his professional cares behind as he takes to the Delaware coast. Of course, some of us work on weekends, which means I can’t go as far afield as I’d like. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

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