• 2017 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report

    The 2017 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report is now available here. Ninety-two participants organized in 35 parties took part in the 2017 census recording 98 species and 20,400 individuals.

  • Barb Bassett – Billings 2016 Award Winner

    DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush.

    Barb was presented with the $200 award on Thursday, April 6th, 2017.

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    For a list of Barb’s 317 species and a cumulative checklist of all years of the competition, go here. The Bob Billings Big Year contest was the brain child of former club member Bob Billings and is supported by a generous bequest from his estate and additional donations by club members.

  • UPDATED: Bob Billings Award Presentation on April 6

    The Bob Billings award will be presented to Barb Bassett at the meeting on April 6th. This was scheduled to be held on April 20th but has been changed due to conflicts.

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Meetings

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May 4, 2017

Field Trips

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April 30, 2017
  • Hawkins Road

    April 30, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
    Hawkin Road Pipeline Trail

    April ​30 (S​un​day) Hawkin Road for Warblers
    Come to the Pinelands for the warblers. ​We have good chances to get Blue-winged, Prairie, Hooded and Prothonotary warblers since they nest in the area. ​We will go to 2 locations on Hawkin Road. ​Since parking is limited, we may need to carpool. Contact trip leader if you plan to attend​, so we can sort out the parking and if you have any questions​.
    Meeting time​:​ 7am
    Meeting Location: Hawkin Road Pipeline trail
    Trip Leader​s​: Patty Rehn ​​& Steve Mattan​
    pattyrehn5@gmail.com

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May 6, 2017
  • Peaslee Wildlife Management Areas

    May 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    1711 E Main St, Millville, NJ 08332, USA

    Meet at Wawa Market, East Main St & Wade Blvd, MILLVILLE NJ 08332 MAP LINK
    Everyone scouts Belleplain State Forest in the week before the World Series of Birding. Peaslee is probably less well known, but has similar habitats. Spring 2016 found Prothonotary Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, & Red-headed Woodpecker. In fact, the place almost looks managed for Red-headed Woodpeckers. Leader: Jack Mahon
    This will be in conjunction with the Salem County Nature Club and is free to members and non-members.

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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


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

DVOC Flickr Page

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.