Birding Region: Delaware Bay Coast
Site #10: Little Creek Wildlife Area

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5 miles E of Dover (302) 284-1077
Managed by: Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

Port Mahon Road is one of Delaware's classic birding hot spots. It is a good location from which to observe the horseshoe crab spawning and shorebird migration in late May, and is also famous for rails, marsh sparrows, and winter raptors. It is probably the most consistent place in the state for viewing Short-eared Owls (mid-November through February, during the hour or so around sunrise and sunset). Try the area just past the tank farm, or climb the steps to the fishing pier and scan back over the marsh.

The brushy fields and hedgerows near the headquarters of Little Creek Wildlife Area, 1.6 miles south of the Port Mahon Road turnoff, are a good place to check for sparrows and other seasonal landbirds. East of there, the low woods around the observation tower can be excellent for migrants. The impoundment visible from the tower can be swarming with birds, or almost devoid of them, depending on water levels. . . Click to Continue

Other Birding Sites in the Delaware Bay Coast Region:
  1. Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
  2. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Little Creek Wildlife Area
  4. Ted Harvey Cons. Area - Logan Lane Tract
  5. Milford Neck
  6. Slaughter Beach
  7. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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