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REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE

Birding Delaware’s Seashore and Refuges

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5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Apr 29 — May 3, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: All suites hotel

Contact info:
34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com

Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, two televisions with DVD players, wireless internet service, data port phone

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
Contact Hotel for rates/availability.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Monday, April 29 - Arrival and Check-in/Migration Sensations - An Ov...
Afternoon: Check in, welcome and orientation.

Dinner: Dining Room

Evening: Slide presentation with Bird Naturalists

Lodging: Brighton Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: All suites hotel

Contact info:
34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com

Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, two televisions with DVD players, wireless internet service, data port phone

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
Contact Hotel for rates/availability.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 30 - Bombay Hook Refuge/Mispillion - Delaware Bay/Bird...
Breakfast: Dining Room

Morning: Birding field trip with Field Naturalists to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Since 1937, Bombay Hook has hosted hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks, geese, shorebirds and other neotropical songbirds.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch

Afternoon: Lecture and Hike with Naturalist to visit Mispillion Light near Milford, DE.

Dinner: Dining Room

Evening: Presentation/Discussion on the Birds of Cape Henlopen

Lodging: Brighton Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: All suites hotel

Contact info:
34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com

Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, two televisions with DVD players, wireless internet service, data port phone

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
Contact Hotel for rates/availability.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 01 - Birding on the Water!/Picnic/Marsh Bird Ecology
Breakfast: Dining Room

Morning: Enjoy beautiful view, marshes, birds - by pontoon boat in Trap Pond State Park - Delaware's Cypress Swamp! This park retains a part of the swamp's original beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the U.S.

Lunch: Picnic lunch

Afternoon: Hiking trails at Trap Pond surround the pond and hikers may spot a Great Blue Heron, owls, hummingbirds, and more.

Dinner: Dining Room

Evening: Slides, discussion, great interaction with Naturalist

Lodging: Brighton Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: All suites hotel

Contact info:
34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com

Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, two televisions with DVD players, wireless internet service, data port phone

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
Contact Hotel for rates/availability.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 02 - Prime Hook Refuge/Cape Henlopen/Bird lists
Breakfast: Dining Room

Morning: Birding field trip to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which spans approx. 10,000 acres along the western Delaware Bay. The marshes of the refuge provide ideal habitat for thousands of migrating ducks, geese and shorebirds. Also is home to woodland and grassland birds, amphibians and mammals.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch

Afternoon: Cape Henlopen State Park is Delaware's largest state park along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the prime location along the eastern flyway. Numerous shorebirds, as well as migrating songbirds and raptors are seen.

Dinner: Dining Room

Evening: Birding Wrap-up with our Naturalists! Birding lists will be handed out.

Lodging: Brighton Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 03 - Check out at 11:00 a.m./Gordon's Pond
Breakfast: Dining Room

Morning: Bird walk at Gordon's Pond near Rehoboth Beach. This walk weaves around a mile-long tidal pond and ends at the ocean, offering arm's-length views of more than a dozen species of shorebirds. You might also see blue herons, plovers, and other shorebirds. Program ends 11:00 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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