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May 2017

International Migratory Bird Day Field Trip

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pickering Beach, Pickering Beach, DE United States + Google Map

Join us to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Help us kick-off the May on the Bay season with shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and good company. Learn about the conservation challenges on the Delaware Bay and ongoing conservation actions here at the first WHSRN site. We’ll even include a little horseshoe crab rescue if our help is needed. Red Knots at Mispillion HarborPhoto Credit: Andrew Harper This driving tour will start at high tide at one of the…

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reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompson’s Beach

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thompson’s Beach, 163 Thompsons Beach
Maurice River, NJ United States
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Spend your Friday evening with the horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Thompson's Beach to help rescue crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save horseshoe crabs stranded on New Jersey’s seasonally closed…

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Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 20 - May 21
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ United States
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The Wetlands Institute is pleased to present our 4th Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival. Join the Wetlands Institute and the Delaware Bay Shorebird Initiative for a festival that celebrates an amazing spectacle of nature – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Children and guests of all ages can enjoy guided shorebird walks along our local beaches and salt marshes, guided viewings of shorebird and horseshoe crab interactions along the Delaware Bay, naturalist-led horseshoe crab night walks,…

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Peace, Love, and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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Free

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife facility, will host "Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crabs," its fifth-annual festival celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th. Admission is free. The festivities will feature children’s games, live music, crafts and vendors, food and a variety of fun and educational activities for everyone. For the kids, a series of Estuary Eco-Challenge…

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Milton’s Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milton Memorial Park, Milton Memorial Park
Milton, DE United States
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FREE

This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy: arts and crafts, as well as an art show boat rides down the Broadkill River canoe trips on Prime Hook Creek exhibits games great food music scavenger hunt trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge train rides for the kids and more This year will be the 12th annual event!…

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CLOSED: reTURN the Favor Walk at Sea Breeze Beach

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sea Breeze Beach, 823 Seabreeze Rd
Bridgeton, NJ United States
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We have had great response from volunteers and no longer have capacity for new volunteers. Spring is winding down, but not too late to attend a reTURN the Favor walk! Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Sea Breeze Beach to help turn over the crabs while learning more about…

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June 2017

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompsons Beach

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thompson’s Beach, 163 Thompsons Beach
Maurice River, NJ United States
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Spring is winding down, but still have time to rescue horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Thompson's Beach to help rescue crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save horseshoe crabs stranded on…

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September 2017

Mispillion Harbor Shorebirds Presentation and Birding Trip

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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DNREC Celebrates World Shorebirds Day Join DuPont Nature Center educators for a presentation about the most common shorebirds that visit the Mispillion Harbor and the importance of the harbor to the success of their migration. Nature Center staff will then unveil a new shorebird exhibit with carvings by local artist, Harold VanDyk. Mr. VanDyk’s shorebird carvings provide a unique and beautiful portrayal of common species that visit Delaware.  Following the unveiling of the shorebird carvings, DNREC biologists will lead a…

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World Shorebirds Day: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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Celebrate Delaware Bay goes North! We are making a little trip to celebrate the 4th Annual World Shorebirds Day at another WHSRN site (and a few days early on September 3rd). The journey will be short as we will participate in this global counting event at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, NJ. A short distance north of the Delaware Bay on the Atlantic Coast, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat to resident, wintering, nesting, and…

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Delaware Shorebirds Today

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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DNREC Celebrates Worlds Shorebirds Day Join DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Shorebird Biologist, Audrey DeRose-Wilson, for a presentation about the shorebirds that visit Delaware each year. During this presentation, visitors will learn about the identification and status of the most common species we see in Delaware as well as the research conducted by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to monitor and protect these important migratory birds.

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