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September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Speaker: Barb Bassett

In 2018, Barb Bassett spent ten days in Ecuador, mostly in the Galápagos Islands aboard the M/V Evolution on a Victor Emanuel Nature Tour. The Galápagos Islands are truly one of the most unique places on earth. Lying 600 miles off mainland Ecuador, the remoteness of the islands has given life here the chance to evolve in its own direction. This was not just a birding expedition so in addition to the special birds of the islands such as Galápagos Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Waved Albatrosses, and of course “Darwin’s finches” of every shape and size, Barb will highlight some of the other curious creatures that make the Galápagos famous: marine and land iguanas, brilliant Sally Lightfoot crabs, 500 lb. Giant Tortoises. She will also take us underwater where the group identified over 50 fish species plus Pacific green turtles, Galápagos sea lions, and giant mantas. It was an unforgettable experience!

Barb Bassett is a Jersey girl having lived almost all her life in NJ. She has always had a love for nature and the outdoors. She worked summers in Cape May but the birding bug did not hit her until her two children started asking “what’s that bird?” After working for Campbell Soup for over 30 years, Barb semi-retired to form her own packaging consulting business which allows her to follow passion for birding and nature. She is volunteer naturalist for NJ Audubon, Cape May Bird Observatory, NJAS Young Birders Club; an active member of DVOC (council, communications committee, and Facebook contributor); a member of the Gloucester County Nature Club; a naturalist aboard the Osprey Birding by Boat; and one of the volunteer Spring Watch migration counters at Coral Ave in Cape May Point. She currently splits her time between Clarksboro and Cape May Point.



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Field Trips

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September 21, 2019
September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Join Gregg Gorton to explore the grounds of this “natural” botanical garden seeking warblers, raptors & other birds. Up to 40 sps. possible.


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September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk around Concourse and Centennial Lakes in West Fairmount Park. We can expect woodpeckers, vireos, thrushes and of course warblers. Maybe the Green Heron family is still around.
We will meet at the Concourse Lake parking lot at the corner of Belmont Ave and S Concourse Dr.

The event is free and open to everyone.


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BirdPhilly is an initiative of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. Founded in 1890, the DVOC has been based at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia since 1891. The DVOC runs fields trips throughout the tri-state region, however BirdPhilly focuses on trips within in Philadelphia city limits in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Through BirdPhilly our goal is to increase interest and awareness of Philadelphia’s birds by providing quality birding experiences on expertly guided field trips. All field trips are free unless the site charges an admission fee. These trips are open to children, adults, and well behaved pets. BirdPhilly also participates in DVOC’s Philadelphia Bird Race to raise funds for conservation and research projects.

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The club enthusiastically welcomes new members – young people, beginners and anyone else who is genuinely interested in birding. Members benefit from the wealth of information and expertise that this club offers. The bi-annual club journal, Cassinia, is provided to members.

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The Delaware Valley is the name given to the region that lays on either side of the Delaware River, centered on Philadelphia. This consists of southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware. Tell me more…


The following counties fall within our boundaries.

In Pennsylvania;
Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County and Philadelphia County.

In New Jersey;
Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Salem County, Somerset County and Warren County.

In Delaware;
New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County

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Want to see and share photos of Delaware Valley birds? Check out our Flickr page.

Notable Nearby E-Bird Sightings

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DVOC Initiatives

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BirdPhilly is an initiative of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. Founded in 1890, the DVOC has been based at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia since 1891. The DVOC runs fields trips throughout the tri-state region, however BirdPhilly focuses on trips within in Philadelphia city limits in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Through BirdPhilly our goal is to increase interest and awareness of Philadelphia’s birds by providing quality birding experiences on expertly guided field trips. All field trips are free unless the site charges an admission fee. These trips are open to children, adults, and well behaved pets. BirdPhilly also participates in DVOC’s Philadelphia Bird Race to raise funds for conservation and research projects.

Visit the BirdPhilly webiste

New Bins for New Birders (NB4NB)

Partnering with DVOC’s World Series of Birding Team’s corporate sponsor, Nikon Sport Optics, NB4NB is committed to supplying new, serviceable binoculars to organizations that expose young people to birding and the outdoors. We focus on those organizations that are local to the Delaware Valley Region: southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.




Each year the DVOC raises money for our Conservation Fund. Most of the funds are raised as part of the DVOC’s participation in NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding but other donations are certainly accepted. All funds collected in a calendar year are distributed to one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council. For further information on donating – conservation@dvoc.org

You can quickly and easily make a donation using PayPal. Click the “Donate” button above to do this. If you have a Paypal Account please log in. If you do not, use the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” section in the lower left hand corner of the page that appears after you click the “Donate” button below.

The DVOC is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions to DVOC are tax-deductible.