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Birding Weekend successful

Birds have economic value and this was on display again [last month] with the enormous success of the first ever Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend. We would like to thank all of the local businesses, chambers and conservation groups for their tremendous support.
It certainly paid off with visitors from all over the U.S. descending on Worcester and Sussex counties to watch birds. While most of us know the inherent value of wild things, it’s important to remember the billions of dollars spent in the country every year from both bird watching and wildfowl hunting. The modicum of investment we put into protecting land and water pays huge economic dividends.
Thanks especially to our sponsors, Southern Delaware Tourism, the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, Worcester County Tourism, the Howard Johnson’s Oceanfront Plaza Hotel, Days Inn Ocean City, the Boardwalk Hotel Group, Fager’s Lighthouse, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delmarva Almanac, Town of Snow Hill, the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Somerset County Tourism, The Avenue Inn, and the Breakers Hotel and Suites.
We’ll see you in three months for the spring Delmarva Birding Weekend April 21-24.
Dave Wilson Jr.
Wilson is the former director of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the current co-owner of Conservation
Community Consulting.