What is the Delaware Birding Trail?

The creation of the Delaware Birding Trail was a one and a half year collaborative effort by Delaware Audubon, Delmarva Ornithological Society, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Its purpose is to educate, inform and encourage both instate and out of state birders to experience the wealth of birdlife Delaware has to offer.

Internationally known as the Shorebird Capital of the world, the bay shoreline along Kent and Sussex counties, in both spring and fall, is teeming with hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds. But the abundance of birds calling Delaware home or just taking a needed rest stop does not end with shorebirds. Fall and winter bring hawk migration along with thousands of waterfowl and the snow goose spectacle, and spring and summer begin with colorful migrant songbirds and end with the breeding season.

The Delaware Birding Trail consists of 27 of the best birding sites around the state which will allow a visitor of any age or skill level to see and experience the incredible diversity of species and habitat that Delaware offers.

Sites on the Trail?

1. White Clay Creek State Park
2. Ashland Nature Center
3. Brandywine Creek State Park
4. Wilmington State Parks
5. Fort duPont State Park
6. Fort Delaware State Park
7. Thousand Acre Marsh
8. Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
9. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
10. Little Creek Wildlife Area
11. Ted Harvey Cons. Area - Logan Lane Tract
12. Milford Neck
13. Slaughter Beach
14. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
15. Cape May-Lewes Ferry
16. Cape Henlopen State Park
17. Silver Lake
18. Delaware Seashore State Park
19. James Farm Ecological Preserve
20. Assawoman Wildlife Area
21. Great Cypress Swamp
22. Trap Pond State Park
23. Redden State Forest
24. Nanticoke Wildlife Area & Chapel Br.
25. Abbott's Mill Nature Center
26. Killens Pond State Park
27. Lums Pond State Park