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Join us on Saturday, May 21, for a trip to Delaware to view a spring migration spectacle: the annual spawning of the horseshoe crab and the shorebirds that time their migration to feast on the eggs.

Delaware Bay may be the biggest spawning area in the world for these relics from the ancient world. You may see thousands of shorebirds including the rare and declining red knot.

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