Birding opportunity with naturalist offered at state park

Delaware Seashore State Park is offering an informal birding program with a park naturalist on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. Open to seasoned birders, as well as beginners, the program focuses on the basic techniques and pointers necessary for a great birding experience at any time of year.

Participants can learn to choose and navigate a field guide, use binoculars and scopes, and identify characteristics of bird groups that will aid in identification. Binoculars and a selection of field guides will be provided, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own.

Coastal Delaware provides many opportunities to practice birding skills. Due to Delaware Seashore State Park’s prominent position along the Atlantic Flyway, the bird species are always changing with spring and fall migrations. The bays and forests of the park provide habitats for birding any time of the year.

Registration for this program is not required. The fee for the program is $4, and it will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, located in Delaware Seashore State Park on Route 1, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. For more information for the program, call the Indian River Lifesaving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com.