• 2017 DVOC Annual Picnic

    Saturday, August 5, 2017! 1:00pm until…

    Please Join Us for Good Times, Good Food, Good Beer….

    The DVOC Birder’s Picnic has been an annual event for many years, some more official than others. Let’s try to make this year the best turn out ever!

    Paul & Anita Guris are Hosting again! Please email anitaguris@gmail.com anytime BEFORE July 29, 2017 to confirm your attendance.

    Please see attached flyer for more details.

    This year we are introducing a Contest to Spice Up the Picnic! Each dish entry will donate $5 dollars to the overall prize pool. No Entry Limit!

    Enter the Contest Now!

    Note: This is only if you wish to enter the contest. You will be redirected to PayPal on submitting this form. If you want to attend but don’t want to participate in the contest, please email Anita directly at anitaguris@gmail.com.


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Meetings

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August 5, 2017
  • Annual Picnic

    August 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    1604 Woodland Rd, Green Lane, PA 18054, USA

    Saturday, August 5, 2017! 1:00pm until…

    Please Join Us for Good Times, Good Food, Good Beer….

    The DVOC Birder’s Picnic has been an annual event for many years, some more official than others. Let’s try to make this year the best turn out ever!

    Paul & Anita Guris are Hosting again! Please email anitaguris@gmail.com anytime BEFORE July 29, 2017 to confirm your attendance.

    See flyer for more details.


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Field Trips

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August 27, 2017
  • John Heinz NWR

    August 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    This is the prime time of the year to see shorebirds migrating through Philly. With water levels low at this time of year, John Heinz is an ideal place for shorebirds to stop and feed along the water's edges. We’ll see Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Least, Spotted and Semipalmated Sandpipers, and hopefully much more. Maybe some of the more rare sandpipers, like the White-rumped or Western. We’ll meet under the pavilion at the parking area at 8am. Trip leader- Annie Reeves (609-440-0513)

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September 4, 2017
  • Labor Day in Cape May

    September 4, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Higbee Beach, New Jersey 08204, USA

    We will start at Higbee Beach for early migrants. We often find the best birds early in the season before the crowds arrive including Golden-wing, Cerulean, Worm-eating and other warblers,. Bring your dog for a good romp too. Meet at Higbee parking area 7 AM. Continue up the bayshore in search of returning shorebirds. We will station ourselves along the beach at Villas with scopes to scan for banded Sanderling and Semi-palmated Sandpipers at high tide.
    Bring bugspray, binoculars and scope if you have one.
    Feel free to jump in and out during the day. I will provide my cell phone number for communication and location.

    Meet at Higbee Beach parking lot at 7 AM
    Trip Leader - Linda Widdop

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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.

Birding

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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.