• 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 6, 2017
  • TANNERSVILLE CRANBERRY BOG

    August 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
    Tannersville Cranberry Bog Preserve, 552 Cherry Lane Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, USA

    The Tannersville Cranberry Bog, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, partnered with programming by Kettle Creek EEC, is recognized as the southernmost low altitude boreal bog along the eastern seaboard, and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Tannersville Cranberry Bog was once a kettle lake formed thousands of years ago by glacial depressions, eventually filled in by sphagnum moss, creating an acidic fen providing a unique habitat for plants and animals usually found in boreal bogs.

    This trip will focus on post-breeding boreal birds, uncommon and rare plants, herps, odes, and whatever else we find!

    The property has been designated as a Pennsylvania Important Mammal Area, providing important habitat for otters, beavers, bobcat, and bears. The 150 acre wetland and bog is part of a 775 acre preserve with trails through forested upland, shrub thickets, and a floating boardwalk providing access to the bog.

    The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is open to the public only for scheduled tours or by special permit. Space is limited – you must reserve your spot for this trip. All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee for this trip (for members and non-members), but your donation to Kettle Creek EEC is suggested and appreciated (checks acceptable made out to Kettle Creek EEC).

    Trip Leader: Cindy Ahern

    Contact Cindy Ahern to reserve your place for this trip and for meeting location. songbird5212ATmsn.com or call or text 215-840-4010.

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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.

    This BirdPhilly event is free to members and non-members. BirdPhilly is an initiative of the DVOC.

    Trip leader- Annie Reeves (609-440-0513)

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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.