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RV bird watchers across North America are noticing mallards. Here's where to start RV bird watching on your next RV trip. Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards.

Lums Pond SP
(302) 368-6989
Glasgow, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Four Seasons Campground*
(856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Go

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Four Seasons Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Road
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
487 Total Camp/RV Sites, 500 Higher Amp Service, 487 Electric and Water, 438 Full Hookups, 24 Group Sites, 40 Max RV Length, 25 No Hookups, 38 Pull-Thru Sites, 380 Seasonal, 400 Sideouts, 25 Tent Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Restaurant, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Marina, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Leisure Point Resort
(302) 945-2000
Millsboro, DE
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Delaware Seashore SP
(302) 539-7202
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Elk Neck SP
(410) 287-5333
North East, MD
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery
Recreation
River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Delaware Motel & RV Park
(302) 328-3114
235 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, 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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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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Lums Pond SP
(302) 368-6989
Glasgow, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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RV Birdwatching for Your Next RV Trip

Mallards - The Uncommonly Common Duck


Wildlife Feature: Mallards
The uncommonly common duck From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

According to Crow Indian legend, before there was land or trees or mammals, the world consisted of an enormous sea. On this sea paddled ducks, the only animals in the world. One day, Old Man came to the ducks, informing them that there was earth on the bottom of the ocean. Four ducks dove to the depths at his command. When they popped to the surface, one of them presented him a bit of mud wedged between its webbed toes. From this bit of soil, Old Man created the continents that were subsequently occupied by other birds and mammals and the Crows themselves. Many early peoples caught ducks for use as a food source, but just as many prized the duck, especially the mallard, for its beautiful plumage.

Beyond the mythologies of specific native tribes, today, people from all walks of life continue to marvel at the color and natural artistry melded in the plumage of male mallards (drakes). From Central Park in the heart of New York City to tiny ponds and prairie potholes in the hinterlands of North Dakota, springtime finds human observers enthralled with the sight of courting mallards. Oblivious to the world, a green-headed drake bobs his head up and down before a likely female. If the head-bob fails to impress his audience, the suitor may dip his bright, yellow-green bill into the water then raise it above his head to send sparkling droplets of water splashing back to the surface. He may also rear backward in the water, displaying the burnished chestnut hues of his breast to his potential mate.

MOST COLORFUL

With the exception of the wood duck drake, male mallards are considered by many to be the most colorful ducks of North America. In contrast to the brilliantly arrayed but relatively uncommon wood duck, though, mallards seem to be everywhere. Due to their uncanny ability to adapt to human civilization and benefit from agricultural activities, mallards are not only the most common duck in the United States, but the most widespread duck in the entire world.

Although most species of ducks are superficially similar in shape and general appearance, different species are often categorized by the manner in which they forage. Diving ducks use their powerful feet to propel themselves to the depths of lakes, ponds and streams where they glean insects and vegetation from the bottom. Mallards, on the other hand, are among the several species known as dabblers. Dabbling ducks don't normally dive, but are often seen tipped bottom-side up, with their heads submerged. Under the surface, their bills probe for vegetation or click shut on swimming bugs. Dabbling ducks will also paddle along in groups, snatching hatching insects from on top of the water.

To facilitate their feeding, the bills of mallards possess some specialized characteristics. Both the yellow-gre...

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