Bald Eagle Sightings
Bald eagles are now on the rebound in Delaware, and many of you have most likely spotted the majestic predatory bird around the community. Enjoy!
If you believe you have located a bald eagle in need of emergency assistance, contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302.735.8658, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horseshoe Crab Counting
The Delaware Bay is the largest spawning area in the world for the ancient Horseshoe Crab. Every May, the Horseshoe Crabs come to Delaware Bay beaches to lay their eggs. At the same time, shorebirds -- especially the endangered Red Knot -- use the Delaware Bay beaches as a food stop on their annual migration from South America to the Arctic.
Horseshoe crab counting is sponsored by the Center for Inland Bays.
The Peninsula is one of six sites that conducts the annual horseshoe crab count throughout May and June during the full moon evening high tide cycles which are usually between 9:30pm and 1:30am.
Environmental ToursContact Kyle DeNuys, Golf Course Superintendent for a tour of the golf course and learn about our environmental standards right from the experts!
Peninsula Bird Watching
Despite its small size, Delaware encompasses six well-defined ecological regions.
This trail takes in all of them, showing their contrasts and providing an education in ecology even as it entertains with great birding.
Many of the trail’s 27 sites are along the coastline, where beaches, tidal flats, and marshes offer an exciting diversity of birds year-round.
Pale little piping plovers nest on the beaches, joined in spring and fall by busy flocks of other plovers and sandpipers, while migrating black terns, yellowlegs, stilts, and rails gather in the marshes.
In winter great flocks of snow geese and ducks shelter in these same wetlands, and their thundering flights at dawn are reason enough for a cold-weather visit.
If you can tear yourself away from the coast, Delaware’s interior has stunning meadows and forests with their own treasures.
The low hills along the state’s northwestern edge contain songbirds typical of more northerly climes, like the soft-voiced veery and the sharply patterned blue-winged warbler. Southern tier pine flats are enlivened by gangs of spunky little brown-headed nuthatches, which reach the northernmost edge of their range here.