Visit the ABA
Visit us at the ABA Headquarters in Delaware City, or consider renting space for an event. ABA Headquarters is located right on the Delaware River at:
93 Clinton Street, Suite ABA
Delaware City, DE 19706
Call 800-850-2473 or email [email protected], to set up an appointment for a visit, or if you are interested in renting space for an event.
Near Wilmington, DE, an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, we are just off I-95. There’s always something going on in Delaware City, so be sure to see our calendar of events.
Bird walks and other events at or near ABA headquarters
Weekly Thursday Night Heron Watch @ Delaware City Waterfront
Every Thursday night, April through June, join ABA birding host Devin Mendez and take in the gathering dusk together on the Delaware City Waterfront. Each night hundreds of herons (Great Blues, Little Blues, egrets, and others) pass right by over and town as they wing their way back to Pea Patch Island. Click here for details >>
Sunset Cruises to Pea Patch Island
Fort Delaware State Park is proud to partner with the American Birding Association to bring Sunset River Cruises back for another year to offer you a fun, enjoyable, and educational experience on the Delaware River.
These relaxing, scenic cruises offer a great chance to gain a new appreciation for the wealth of birds and other wildlife that inhabit Pea Patch Island and the surrounding Delaware River.
Scheduled dates and times though the summer and fall, click here for details >>
Resources for Area Birders
Food in Delaware City
Gastropub with good seafood, burgers, and beer
30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
Lewinsky’s on Clinton
Gastropub with good sandwiches, burgers, and beer
92 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
5 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
Accommodations near ABA Headquarters
In Delaware City
Built in the 1830’s and was once a two story mule barn that housed mules to tow barges through the C&D Canal. The mules pulled the barges of coal and lumber through town each week.
email: [email protected]
Miss Helen’s Guesthouse
215 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706
Built in circa 1900 and located at 215 Clinton Street in Delaware City, Miss Helen’s Guesthouse is a grand Queen Anne Victorian. Her focal turret and front porch with intricate railings, beckons its guests to relax and experience yesteryear. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and shops, Miss Helen’s is a great place to stay while exploring Delaware City.
Outside Delaware City
875 Pulaski Hwy, Bear, DE 19701 (9 miles from ABA Headquarters)
A 5.6-mile drive from First State National Historical Park, this modest hotel sits 10.9 miles from the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. The relaxed rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges; some add microwaves. Upgrades tack on sitting areas with pull-out sofas and fireplaces. There’s free hot breakfast, a heated indoor pool and a gym.
Birding in the Area
Birding the Delaware Valley Region
Delaware Birding Trail
In a first of its kind collaboration, Delaware Audubon, Delmarva Ornithological Society, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have joined talents to create the Delaware Birding Trail.
Delaware Birding Sites
by Maurice Barnhill
This is a list of places to go birding in and near Delaware . I have described the best birding locations and given directions for finding the sites.
New Jersey Birding Trail
New Jersey’s Birding & Wildlife Trails program provides information to plan trips for wildlife viewing & enjoying the outdoors. Driving trails are provided for the South Jersey Bayshore, the Skylands & Pine Barrens regions and the Hackensack River Watershed. The NJ Birding and Wildlife Trails program is a product of NJ Audubon.
Great Birding Locations in New Jersey
Cape May Bird Observatory
Just 100 short miles from ABA Headquarters is one of the ABA Area’s most spectacular birding areas.
Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology Birding Site Guide
Maryland Ornithological Society’s Birding Spots