Our neo-tropical migrants begin to appear in our area and most egrets, herons and terns can be found in the coastal marshes and shore by the end of the month.
Pedricktown, Gloucester Co, NJ
Always worth a check for Ruff, Upland Sandpiper and American Golden Plover
Belleplain State Forest, Cape May Co, NJ
A great place to see all the spring breeding warblers. Pine and Yellow-throated Warblers and Louisiana Waterthrush arrive early in April, followed by Hooded, Worm-eating and Prothonotary Warblers later on and Kentucky Warblers finally get here in May.
Pea Patch Island, New Castle Co, DE
Heron numbers increase dramatically as they build nests. Great & Little Blues, the 3 white egrets, both night-herons and Glossy Ibis all nest there and feed in local marshes.
Nanticoke River, Cherry Walk starts at Phillips Landing Boat Launch west of Laurel, Sussex Co, DE
Good for early migrants such as Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-throated, Pine, Palm, Black & white Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush, Ovenbird …… Pileated Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk and Barred Owl are in the woods, sometimes even real Wild Turkeys, with Osprey and terns on the river.
Glassboro Woods, Gloucester Co, NJ
Wonderful for migrating and nesting passerines, including most of the swamp warblers