• DVOC Banquet 2018

    The DVOC sincerely thanks the Banquet Committee and especially Chairperson Lauren Diamond for their efforts to make the banquet and art show a success. If it had not been for Mother Nature playing a last-minute trick on us, there would have been a record turnout. As it was, a sizeable group did make it to the event.
    Kevin Karlson and Pete Dunne gave us an amazing presentation and promised to return in the spring for a repeat presentation at a normal meeting.
    The following DVOC Awards were announced at the meeting
    Witmer Stone Award – Adrian Binns and Todd Fellenbaum
    Julian Potter Award – Holly Merker
    Rosalie Edge Conservation Award – Laurie Goodrich

Meetings

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December 06, 2018

December 06, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Speaker:

President George Armistead will conduct a refresher session on identifying gulls that winter in our area. A closer look at aging & identifying a family that forever confounds. Larids are tough but high reward. Rarer species are fun to seek, while the usual suspects can thwart our best efforts. We’ll break down gulls (Big & small) & talk about what’s easy and what’s not. A lot is not. But some is.

George will provide location information for finding and studying gulls.



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Field Trips

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November 21, 2018
November 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

This time of year hundreds of Eagles gather below the dam to fish and interact. Also an excellent spot for photography. Meet near the concession stand near the dam. We will also visit some other birding spots south along the river.

Meet 9AM at the info display area just past the Employee Parking entrance.

Contact Cliff Hence cwhenceiii (at )aol.com for more information


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November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Sandra Keller

Free to all members and non-members

Join Sandra at Boundary Creek Park for the last in the Burlington County series field trip.

For more info and directions to this natural area – please see this web link: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/929/Boundary-Creek-Natural-Resource-Area

I will also hit another nearby location. Please RSVP as I will cancel the trip if bad weather.

This park is a lot of walking. I am hoping for the usual late fall variety of birds and if we get lucky, some winter finches – it’s been a great fall so far. sandrakeller@verizon.net

This will be the last trip this year. I am too busy with CBC’s in Dec. plus holiday preparations.


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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.

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.