aba events

Visit the ABA

Central-Hotel_3682_HDRVisit 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
[Google Map]

Call 800-850-2473 or email events@aba.org, 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.

Upcoming Events

Bird walks and other events at or near ABA headquarters

Sunset Cruises to Pea Patch Island @ Delafort Ferry
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Setting sail from the Delaware City Waterfront, we will head out on the river to take in close views of Fort Delaware and the herons coming and going from Pea Patch Island, where hundreds of Great Blues, Little Blues, and egrets nest. Of course we’ll also keep an eye open out for Bald Eagles, Ospreys, and Double-crested Cormorants, and other birds moving up and down the river.

These Cruises are timed to end at sunset (check below for departure times), so that visitors can enjoy the scene and also grab some food and have a drink at the fine local establishments in Delaware City.

You can also register by phone at: 302-838-3660

Meeting times:5/24: 6:30 pm Rain Date 5/25
6/28: 6:30 pm Rain Date 6/29



Click here for a full listing of events…


Resources for Area Birders

Food in Delaware City

lewinsky-s-on-clintonCrabby Dick’s
Gastropub with good seafood, burgers, and beer
30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

Lewinsky’s on Clinton
Gastropub with good sandwiches, burgers, and beer
92 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

La Matesina
Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
5 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

Accommodations near ABA Headquarters

In Delaware City

215-exteriorCanal House
Built in the 1830’s and was once a two story mule barn that housed mules to tow barges through the C&D Canal. The mules pulled the barges of coal and lumber through town each week.
email: kennedyn3rd@hotmail.com

Miss Helen’s Guesthouse
215 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706
Built in circa 1900 and located at 215 Clinton Street in Delaware City, Miss Helen’s Guesthouse is a grand Queen Anne Victorian. Her focal turret and front porch with intricate railings,  beckons its guests to relax and experience yesteryear. Conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants and shops, Miss Helen’s is a great place to stay while exploring Delaware City.

Outside Delaware City

Best Western
875 Pulaski Hwy, Bear, DE 19701 (9 miles from ABA Headquarters)
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.

Birding in the Area

Birding the Delaware Valley Region



coupleDelaware Birding Trail
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.

Delaware Birding Sites
by Maurice Barnhill
This is a list of places to go birding in and near Delaware . I have described the best birding locations and given directions for finding the sites.

eBird Hotspots

Click here for map of eBird Hotspots in northern Delaware
List of eBird Hotspots for New Castle County, DE


20131027-_MG_2185-1New Jersey Birding Trail
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.

Great Birding Locations in New Jersey

Cape May Bird Observatory
Just 100 short miles from ABA Headquarters is one of the ABA Area’s most spectacular birding areas.


Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology Birding Site Guide


Maryland Ornithological Society’s Birding Spots