Delaware Bay Estuary Project
Northeast Region

Where We Work

Delmarva tip
Eastern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula

Our work is broadly focused on the Delaware River Drainage Basin (quick facts and map pdf -pdf 1.3 MB) and the Delmarva Peninsula (quick facts and map-pdf 5.1 MB), and area that includes portions of six states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.  

We have three primary focus areas:

Delaware Bay Focus Area

The beaches, dunes, wetlands, and forests of the Delaware Bayshores are important to more than 100 species of migratory and nesting birds, including waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, and songbirds.  Delaware Bay hosts the largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs in the world and the second largest population of migrating shorebirds in North America. Read more....

Twin Capes Focus Area

This area is one of the most important migratory stopovers in the world.  Due to the orientation and funnel-like shape of the two peninsulas, migratory songbirds and raptors (with a high proportion of juveniles) become concentrated along the coast and on the peninsulas during the fall migration. Read more...

Delaware Watershed-wide Focus Area

The Delaware River, historically, appears to have had the largest spawning population of American shad in the United States.  The population was dramatically reduced in early/mid 1900s due to a variety of factors. Read more...
Last updated: July 18, 2012

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