Osprey Watch programs at Delaware Seashore State Park

by Dave on June 22, 2009

Osprey Watch programs at Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware’s inland bays, including Rehoboth Bay, have the largest concentration of nesting ospreys in the first state. Nicknamed the “fish hawk,” the osprey is an important raptor, or bird of prey, that migrates to nesting sites around the inland bays each March to breed, raise their young, and enjoy the fishing before migrating south beginning in late August.

Join a Delaware Seashore State Park naturalist for an interesting program that will include learning how to identify osprey, how they hunt fish, and how they raise their young.  Participants will observe osprey-nesting areas on Rehoboth Bay and, with luck, watch them soar, catch fish, and feed..

This program will be offered Monday, June 29th and Monday, July 6 at 9:30 a.m. and will meet at the picnic shelter at Savages’ Ditch Road in Delaware Seashore State Park. Participants should wear shoes that can get wet on the marshy banks of Rehoboth Bay, and also should bring sunscreen and insect repellant.  If you have binoculars, please bring them along, though the naturalist will have a spotting scope for use by all.  There is no fee for this program, and no need to pre-register. For more information on this or other programs, please call the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 302-227-6991.

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