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Delaware Shorebird Project

Main Project Information
Presented By Delaware DNREC Division Fish and Wildlife
Goal Monitor Shorebird Populations during the Spring Stopover
Task Field surveys and assist with capture of birds
Where Slaughter Beach, Sussex County, Delaware, United States of America AL
Description

The Delaware Shorebird Project involves a dedicated team of scientists, local volunteers, researchers and birders working to mitigate the threat to our shorebirds. Since 1997, they have researched the populations and health of migratory shorebirds. Their research is vital to an international network that supports and directs shorebird habitat protection and management plans. You can be a part of this important work, helping to preserve this awe-inspiring natural cycle. Volunteers assist researchers in gathering data during an intense 5 week field season in May-June of each year. Volunteers should plan to dedicate 3 or more days to the project during this period.

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Project Timing Volunteers assist researchers in gathering data during an intense 5 week field season in May-June of each year. Volunteers should plan to dedicate 3 or more days to the project during this period.
Website http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Shorebirds/Pages/default.aspx
Materials List Binoculars, Spotting Scope, Personal Field Gear
Special Skills Bird identification and ability to walk over sandy uneven terrain for several miles
Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Ideal Frequency Every day
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, On a hike, In the car
Training Materials http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Shorebirds/Pages/TrainingMod.aspx
Tags delaware, horseshoe crab, monitoring, red knot, shorebird, wader
Project Updated 05/30/2017