Visit the ABA HeadquartersGreg Neise2019-09-09T12:19:36-04:00
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
6:00 pm – Sunset
Every Thursday night, April through June, join the ABA birding host to take in the beauty of the gathering dusk 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. Bring your camera to take the best portrait shots ever.
Every Thursday night, May through July, join ABA birding host Kelly Smith 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. Joining an ABA Heron Watch is a great way to bone up on your flying heron id skills as well as enjoy the company of new and old friends. Pea Patch Island is famous as the home of Fort Delaware, but for more than a century it has also been one of the country’s largest heronries, hosting thousands of nesting herons and egrets. Every afternoon, in the waning daylight hours, there is a steady procession of these elegant waders moving along the river. Who knows what surprises the winds will bring! Come join us to take in the spectacle, and grab a beer or some food in town before or after.
Limit: The more the merrier!
If you have any questions or you just want to let us know you are coming, give us a buzz at 302-838-3660. We will be watching for you!
Sunset Cruises to Pea Patch Island
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. They’re also a fun way to gain a new perspective on places that you may live in or drive by every day.
A special feature of these cruises is the opportunity to see dozens, even hundreds of herons, egrets, and ibises flying to and from one of the largest heron rookeries on the East Coast, located on Pea Patch Island’s northern tip. There are often excellent opportunities to view Bald Eagles and Osprey.
Upcoming tours will be June 21 and July 12. In case of rain, the cruise will be held the following evening. The tours will meet in Delaware City at the American Birding Association Headquarters at 6:00 p.m. and end around sunset.
Also check out ABA’s Heron Watch, held at the end of Battery Park in Delaware City on the river’s edge —Thursdays from May through July from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join in on the fun and enjoy the birds in the company of a knowledgeable birder who will help you understand differences in the flying birds, or just come out and enjoy the sunset and the camaraderie!
Resources for Area Birders
Food in Delaware City
Crabby Dick’s Gastropub with good seafood, burgers, and beer 30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706 302-832-5100 http://crabby-dicks.com/
La Matesina Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. 5 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706 302-836-1855
Accommodations near ABA Headquarters
Outside Delaware City
Best Western 875 Pulaski Hwy, Bear, DE 19701 (9 miles from ABA Headquarters) 302-326-2500 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. http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdbirding.html
Delaware Birding Trail www.DelawareBirdingTrail.org 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.
New Jersey Birding Trail http://www.njwildlifetrails.org/ 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.