Delaware Audubon: Celebrating 40 Years

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Since 1977

Image: Pileated Woodpecker (c) Steven BreukelmanThe Delaware Audubon Society, incorporated in 1977, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a statewide chapter of the National Audubon Society. Delaware Audubon is dedicated to developing a better appreciation of our natural environment and working for species and habitat conservation. We advocate for environmental issues; and sponsor public programs and school education. Our focus is on protection of the Delaware Bay and the Coastal Zone.


Piping Plover Suite

  • We are proud of our unique music and environmental education project to help save the endangered Piping Plover. "The Piping Plover Suite," an original musical composition based on the call of this shy and gentle bird, can become a rallying cry for positive action.

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Lights Out! Wilmington

  • Lights Out! Wilmington is a citywide energy conservation and awareness campaign that encourages building owners and tenants to turn off all non-essential lighting, especially during the spring and fall bird-migration periods. This simple action saves the lives of countless migratory birds and reduces energy costs.

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  • Delaware Audubon has a variety of logo merchandise for sale, including shirts, mugs, tote bags, mousepads, and much more. Show your support for Delaware Audubon!

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Injured Birds?

  • If you've found an injured bird, please contact our good friends at Tri-State Bird Rescue. They're located in Newark, and are open every day of the year.

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Conservation Award

Image: John Flaherty receives the 2016 Conservation Award

The Delaware Audubon Conservation Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to improving the environment in Delaware. The 2016 recipient was John Flaherty, who has worked passionately to promote environmental causes and open government.

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Environmental Education

Designed for teachers and students in grades 3 - 5, Audubon Adventures offers top-quality nonfiction material from the environmental experts at the National Audubon Society. With captivating hands-on activities, students learn that we all have a personal stake in the health of the environment and play an important role in its preservation and improvement. Delaware Audubon is proud to sponsor this program locally, allowing teachers to receive these kits free of charge.

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Delaware Birding Trail

Delaware is one of the greatest birding destinations in the world, and following the 27-stop Delaware Birding Trail is the perfect way to experience the incredible variety of birds and landscapes found in our small state. "Despite its size, Delaware encompasses six well-defined ecological regions. This trail takes in all of them, revealing their contrasts and providing an education in ecology even as it entertains with great birding," wrote Kenn Kaufman in Audubon Magazine. Delaware Audubon Society partnered with the Delmarva Ornithological Society and the State of Delaware to create the trail map and web site.

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