Birds of Delaware

According to Project Feederwatch, the top 10 birds found at bird feeders in Delaware are the Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, Blue Jay, House Finch, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and the White-throated Sparrow.

The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Western Shore of the Delaware Bay offers habitat for lots of shorebirds.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The Delaware state bird is the Blue Hen Chicken





Regional Bird Guides


Birds of Maryland & Delaware Field Guide: Includes Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay





Online Resources for Delaware Bird Watchers


Delmarva Ornithological Society
Birding for the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia Peninsula.

The Delaware Birding Trail
Explore the best birding the state of Delaware has to offer.