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Birding the Delaware Valley Region

About this section of the DVOC website

Adrian Binns, with assistance from Lynn Jackson, established and maintained the website for several years. A significant amount of the content from that site is now part of this site. Additional content has been added over time. To suggest additional content or links, or to report broken links email the Webmaster


For those of us who live in the Delaware Valley Region and for those who are visiting this wonderful area, here is ALL THE BIRDING INFORMATION that you need to know in order to bird within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia, with emphasis on the counties surrounding Philadelphia.

What is the Delaware Valley?

The Delaware Valley is the name given to the region that lays on either side of the Delaware River, centered on Philadelphia. This consists of southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware.

The following counties fall within our boundaries.
(Click on a county name for information specific to the county)

In Pennsylvania;
Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County and Philadelphia County.

In New Jersey;
Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Salem County, Somerset County and Warren County.

In Delaware;
New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County



The Resources...
Historic Field Notes
  Field Notes from the late 1800s up to the mid 1900s
Birding Resources at VIREO
  Information about common feeder birds and various pictorial resources
Recent Sightings
  Links to various message boards and RBA hotlines
Going Birding?
  Monthly recommendations for birding locations in the Delaware Valley
Delaware Birding Trail
  Locations to bird in Delaware
DVOC's Delaware Valley Birds Checklist
  An annotated checklist which includes status and distribution information
Weather Conditions
  Links to general weather, pelagic weather, tides, etc.

Hot Spots - Alphabetically

  Alphabetical listing of birding locations
Hot Spots - By County
  Listing of birding locations by county
Hawk Watching
  Links to hawk watching sites and organizations
Gull Photographs from the Delaware Valley
  A set of gull photographs demonstrating the variability of the common gull species found in the Delaware Valley. Also included is documentation of rare species and unusual individuals. Created and maintained by Matt Sharp
Pelagic Birding
  What to expect, Tour operators, Listing lines, etc.
Organizations, Clubs
  Contact information for area, clubs, orgainizations and societies
Reporting a Rare Bird
  Reporting your rare sightings, reporting banded birds
State Records Committees
  Contact information and links.
Area Checklists
  Official state lists, etc.
Delaware Valley Area Birding History
  A chronological history of some of the area’s big birding events (1794 - 2004)
Delaware Valley Birders on the Web
  Websites of local birders