Box 9021, Wilmington, DE 19809, USA
Phone: Toll-free in USA 1-888-721-3555
A Focus On Nature Tour
for Birds, Butterflies,
and Other Nature
April 16-18, 2016
(tour: FON/DE-12 '16)
A Tour in a Nice Mix
To be led by Armas Hill.
Tour begins & ends
at the Bombay Hook Refuge
Brown-headed Nuthatch (photo by Howard Eskin)
Delmarva Birds (with some photos)
Delmarva Birds during FONT tours in 2015
with Other Delmarva Wildlife and Nature
(each with some photos):
Mammals Butterflies Moths
Dragonflies & Damselflies Amphibians & Reptiles
and other Plants
A Tour Registration Form
(photo by Howard Eskin)
April 16 The tour begins as we meet
in the morning at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Our first birding and other nature will be at Bombay Hook, followed by more, further south, at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, also in Delaware, and at in the area of the Great Cypress Swamp along the Delaware-Maryland border.
The first of our two overnights at a bed & breakfast in Snow Hill, Maryland.
Above & below: three Blue-winged Teal
(photos by Howard Eskin)
Sun: April 17 A full-day of birding and other nature observation, starting with a pontoon boat-ride on the Pocomoke River, where among the cypress trees along the riverbank, Prothonotary Warblers, having just arrived, should be seen.
In the afternoon, we'll be at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, in nearby Virginia, famous for its wild ponies and "good birds".
Among the birds, Shorebirds and waterbirds, including herons, egrets, terns, and more, will be seen.
Among mammals and other wildlife, we may see the endangered Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel.
After dinner, we'll have an evening at the bayside Truitt's Landing, for rails and other waterbirds.
Our second overnight at the b&b in Snow Hill.
Mon: April 18 Morning birding on Maryland's "Eastern Shore" (depending what's around), and on our way back north, shorebirds (that will be around) at Broadkill Beach and other places in Delaware along the Delaware Bay.
Late in the afternoon, our tour will end back at Bombay Hook.
Tour Price: US$ 330 per person, based upon double occupancy.
Single supplement: US $65.
Overnight accommodations, all outings for birds and other wildlife, and services of tour leader.
Breakfasts on April 17 & 18, lunch April 17.
Does not include:
Meals (other than those noted above)
Drinks & any items of a personal nature.
A deposit of $50, per person, is required to register for this tour.
The Piping Plover (below)
occurs on Delmarva coastal beaches