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Bird Watching Campsites Dover DE

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen. Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities.

Lakeland Mobile Home Park
(302) 736-0180
1685 S State Street
Dover, DE
 
G & R Recreation Campground
(302) 398-8108
4075 Gun And Rod Club Rd
Houston, DE
 
Holiday Park Campground
(410) 482-6797
14620 Drapers Mill Rd
Greensboro, MD
 
G & R Campground
(302) 398-8108
Harrington, DE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Lost Lands Rv Park
(302) 436-9450
37421 Bearhole Rd.
Fenwick Island, DE
 
Lake Bonnie Camp
(410) 482-8479
14955 Greensboro Rd
Goldsboro, MD
 
Pine Haven Campground
(302) 422-7117
Pine Haven Trailer Park
Milford, DE
 
Killens Pond SP
(302) 284-4526
Felton, DE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Volleyball, Sprayground, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Holiday Park Campground*
(800) 992-6691
14620 Drapers Mill Rd
Greensboro, MD
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketb

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Cedar Creek Landing Campground
(302) 703-4142
2244 Holly Branch Way
Lincoln, DE
 
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Learn the Basics to Bird Identification

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Bird Watching 101


By Maxye and Lou Henry

Have you always wondered how experienced birders can confidently identify birds with just a glimpse? This information from the Cornell University Lab or Ornithology will help you learn the identification skills you need by describing the characteristics birders pay particular attention to in the field.

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen.

Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities. As your observation skills improve, familiarize yourself with the field marks — colored or patterned areas on the bird's body, head, and wings — that help distinguish species.

Birds in the same general group often have the same body shape and proportions, although they may vary in size. Silhouette alone gives many clues to a bird's identity, allowing birders to assign a bird to the correct group or even the exact species.

Posture clues can help place a bird in its correct group. Watch an American robin, a common member of the thrush family, strut across a yard. Notice how it takes several steps, then adopts an alert, upright stance with its breast held forward. Other thrushes have similar postures, as do larks and shorebirds.

Once you have assigned a bird to its correct group, size can be a clue to its actual species. Be aware, though, that size can be difficult to determine in the field, especially under poor lighting conditions or at a distance. Size comparisons are most useful when the unknown bird is seen side-by-side with a familiar species. In the absence of that, you can use the sizes of well-known birds, such as the house sparrow, American robin and American crow, as references when trying to identify an unfamiliar bird.

Most birds fly in a straight line, flapping in a constant rhythm, but certain bird groups have characteristic flight patterns that can help identify them. Birds of prey may be identified by the characteristic way they hold their wings when viewed flying toward you.

In general, each species of bird occurs only within certain types of habitat. And each plant community — whether abandoned field, mixed deciduous/coniferous forest, desert or freshwater marsh, for instance — contains its own predictable assortment of birds. Learn which birds to expect in each habitat. You may be able to identify an unfamiliar bird by eliminating from consideration species that usually live in other habitats. (Be aware, though, that during spring and fall migration birds often settle down when they get tired and hungry, regardless of habitat.)

Here are some birding hotspots and the species most likely to be seen ...

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