• Rosalie Edge award nominations sought
    Anne Bekker says:

    Hello, all – it’s time for nominations for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award! This is awarded at the annual banquet “to one or more non-members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.” Please email me at anne.sarah.bekker@gmail.com, and Holger at pflicke.holger@gmail.com, with your suggestions, by Wednesday 9/26. Thanks and happy birding. (Photo: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary)

  • The World of Birding in One Place!

    American Birding Expo Sept 21-23
    Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at the Oaks

    The American Birding Expo is North America’s most extensive gathering of birding-related products, services, companies, destinations, and organizations. That’s why we call it “the world of birding in one place!” Whether you’re a world-traveling bird chaser, just starting out as a bird watcher, or only interested in the birds in your backyard, the Expo has everything you need! Entry to the Expo is just $10 for the entire weekend. Come connect with the community of birders from North American and beyond!

    See the Expo site for more info on Field trips, vendors, speakers, attendance and more.
    https://www.americanbirdingexpo.com

  • Save the Date! DVOC Annual Banquet and Art Show

Meetings

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September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Speaker:

Carrie Barron and Amanda Beisch of Mill Grove will provide a fascinating introduction to the artist/naturalist, John James Audubon. We will take a journey through his life beginning with his childhood in France and continuing through his adventures in America. Through this experience, you will get a deeper understanding of how he became one of the best scientific artists of the time. There will be replicas of full size Audubon prints, taxidermy, as well as early drawings on display in this engaging program.

As usual – all are welcome to join members after the meeting at Cherry Street Tavern.

 



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Field Trips

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September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

These field trips on Friday 9/21, Saturday 9/22, and Sunday 9/23 are part of the American Birding Expo https://www.americanbirdingexpo.com/

John Heinz NWR has the highest diversity of birds recorded in Philadelphia. This time of year is prime for warbler, vireos, flycatchers as well as shorebirds.
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September 22, 2018
September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

These field trips on Friday 9/21, Saturday 9/22, and Sunday 9/23 are part of the American Birding Expo https://www.americanbirdingexpo.com/

John Heinz NWR has the highest diversity of birds recorded in Philadelphia. This time of year is prime for warbler, vireos, flycatchers as well as shorebirds.
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403


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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

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.