Happy Holidays & Here Comes Our 50th Anniversary

With a successful 49th annual Waterfowl Festival behind us, we are resuming our focus on 2020 – our 50th anniversary year!  And we hope you’ll support our work with a personal year-end gift to the Waterfowl Annual Fund.

Blue-winged Teal, Rebekah Knight

Blue-winged Teal, Rebekah Knight

Next year WC will launch activities and events to showcase everything that makes the Shore unique.

So . . .

  • Mark your calendars for our spring kickoff party April 23, featuring top-quality cuisine of the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Stay tuned for Festival’s 2020 Featured Artist announcement; we are sure you’ll be as excited as we are.
  • Come out for our restoration along the Tanyard Branch of the Tred Avon River (the Bay Street Ponds). We hope to properly restore this waterway for waterfowl locally and everything downstream.
  • Join us for day trips to extraordinary waterfowl havens such as Blackwater Refuge and Delaware Wildlands – .
  • Watch for a new Waterfowl limited edition of “The Outlaw Gunner”, the seminal book for understanding the changes over time in waterfowling and the need for balance of our resources. Thanks to the Walsh family for this reissue with new images and unpublished stories from one of our founders, Dr. Harry Walsh.
  • Follow the Waterfowl Building restoration as it evolves into an even more vibrant community gathering space.
  • And finally, help us support and build the endowment for the Festival to ensure its continuation as the “Eastern Shore Homecoming” that we all love.
We will build upon our successes and spread our 50th anniversary excitement far and wide. Our aim is to inspire current and future generations to cherish abundant waterfowl, healthy habitats and thriving communities for the next half-century and beyond. And your support is critical for all that we have planned and for a strong foundation in the future.
Make your gift online today to support our waterfowl of tomorrow!
Happy Holidays and Thank You from the Board and staff.



Be Our Guest! Where Art & Conservation Meet – Premiere Night!

PN LightsNovember 8, 5-8:30pm
Join us to celebrate nature as the muse for fine art and artists and raise money for waterfowl conservation! Tickets are now available for our 2018 Premiere Night Party.  This year, we’ve teamed up with Lyon Distilling for specialty “Waterfowl Cocktails” and some of our wonderful artists – Rich Smoker, Art Lamay and David Turner – will be doing a quick carve, quick draw and quick sculpt pieces that will be part of the “Making Way for Ducklings” Auction being held right our front of the Waterfowl Building. Will you join us to help raise monies to ensure our ducks, geese and swans have homes for the winter here?
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3 Projects Get WC “Seed Funding”: Match Challenge is On!

CommConservBoxThree worthy organizations’ projects in 3 areas – education, research and community engagement – are receiving “seed funding” from our Community In Conservation grants program.  We’re asking our stakeholders, community and Festival visitors to them fully funded through our Match Challenge campaign!  Learn about the projects or add your match of ‘green feathers’ online today!

Why Waterfowl? For the love . . .

duck kissMake a gift to our spring Waterfowl Annual Fund campaign! Whether you are a conservationist, a collector, an artist, a volunteer, a hunter or a lover of our region, we know nature is your muse. And we are working for you and for the waterfowl and wetlands that make Delmarva and the Chesapeake Bay region unique. Thank you for your love of waterfowl and your support!