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May 26, 2018

Delaware City, DE- The American Birding Association and Fort Delaware State Park are happy to announce the addition of a new date for the Sunset River Cruises on the Delaware River: Friday, June 8!

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, and the birds did not disappoint!

The May Sunset Cruise was a spectacular success with 35 guests enjoying a beautiful evening on the river. Nesting Osprey, great views of cormorants and night herons, and a few close-flying Tri-colored Herons were obvious highlights. The skies were clear, and the breeze kept the bugs away during the two and half hour tour of the Delaware River around Pea Patch Island. Guests were also treated to close up views of some of the ships that use the deep channel in the river to make their way to Philadelphia and beyond.

The weather forecast for June 8 looks fabulous with no rain and only a few clouds. In case of rain, the cruise will be held the following evening, June 9. The tours will meet in Delaware City at the American Birding Association Headquarters at 6:00 p.m. and end around sunset.

Cost for the tours is $35 per person, and reservations must be made in advance at delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com. If you have any questions, call the American Birding Association 302-838-3660.

Also check out ABA’s Heron Watch, held at the end of Battery Park in Delaware City on the river’s edge —Thursdays from April 19 through June 28 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!

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