Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs on the Delmarva Peninsula
Every spring, Delaware Bay is the epicenter of both an amazing shorebird migration and spawning by tens of thousands of Horseshoe Crabs. From Red Knots to Ruddy Turnstones, birds arrive and depart daily, taking advantage of this unique and amazing phenomenon. For nearly 20 years, the Delaware Shorebird Project has been there to study this event in order to better understand and protect it. The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Director of Collections and Curator of Birds, Jean Woods, Ph.D., participates annually in shorebirds research on the Delmarva Peninsula with the Delaware Shorebird Project. Learn more in the project’s 2016 Field Report or the new film, Feast on the Beach: the Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection.