Delaware Seashore State Park will offer a program on how to identify osprey, how they hunt fish, and how they raise their young at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the picnic shelter at Savages’ Ditch Road in Delaware Seashore State Park. Participants will observe osprey-nesting areas on Rehoboth Bay and, with luck, watch them soar and feed their young.


Delaware’s inland bays, including Rehoboth Bay, have the largest concentration of nesting ospreys in the first state. Nicknamed the “fish hawk,” the osprey is an important raptor, or bird of prey, that migrates to nesting sites around the inland bays each March to breed, raise their young, and enjoy the fishing before migrating south beginning in late August.

Delaware Seashore State Park will offer a program on how to identify osprey, how they hunt fish, and how they raise their young at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the picnic shelter at Savages’ Ditch Road in Delaware Seashore State Park. Participants will observe osprey-nesting areas on Rehoboth Bay and, with luck, watch them soar and feed their young.

Participants should wear shoes that can get wet on the marshy banks of Rehoboth Bay, and also should bring sunscreen and insect repellant. If you have binoculars, bring them along, though the naturalist will have a spotting scope for use by all. The fee for this program is $2; call the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 302-227-6991 for more information or to register for this program.