Witmer Stone Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more DVOC members for the best publication which embodies the results of ornithological research not undertaken in the course of professional duties. This award was established in 1943.

Selection Committee: Gregg Gorton, Nikolas Haass, Debbie Beer

Witmer Stone was one of the Founders of DVOC. Click Here learn about him through his obituary as published in Cassina Volume XXXI (1938-41)

Witmer Stone is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
2015
2014
2013
Linda Rowan, Mick Jeitner
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
Pat and Clay Sutton
2007
Louis Bevier
2006
2005
2004
Jen Johnson
2003
The DVOC Checklist Committee - Rick Mellon, Ward Dasey, Colin Campbell, Bill Murphy, Bert Filemyr
2002
Not Awarded
2001
Sandra Sherman
2000
1999
1998
Not Awarded
1997
Not Awarded
1996
Not Awarded
1995
1994
Not Awarded
1993
Ed Fingerhood
1992
Not Awarded
1991
1990
David Ward
1989
1988
Frank and Barb Haas
1987
John Harding
1986
Not Awarded
1985
Ed Fingerhood
1984
Not Awarded
1983
Not Awarded
1982
Clay Sutton
1981
Dr. John Harding
1980
Not Awarded
1979
1978
Not Awarded
1977
Not Awarded
1976
Dr. Ernest A. Choate
1975
1974
 
1973
 
1972
 
1971
Not Awarded
1970
Not Awarded
1969
 
1968
 
1967
 
1966
Not Awarded
1965
Donald S. Heintzelman
1964
 
1963
 
1962
Paul M. Schwalbe
1961
Richard T. Wright
1960
 
1959
 
1958
 
1957
 
1956
Phillips B. Street
1955
 
1954
Lester S. Thomas
1953
Joseph M. Devlin
1952
 
1951
 
1950
George Reynard
1949
Richard F. Miller
1948
Edward Manners
1947
Courtland White
1946
Dale Coman

1945

 

1944

Richard Miller

Julian K. Potter Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more DVOC members who have made an outstanding contribution to field ornithology. This award was established in 1964 and first presented in 1965.
Selection Committee: Rob Bierregaard – Chairperson

Julian K. Potter was one of the major influences of DVOC. Click Here learn about him through his obituary as published in Cassina Volume XLVII (1963)

Julian K. Potter is buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ

2016
2015
2014
Not Awarded
2013
2012
Paul Driver
2011
Not Awarded
2010
2009
Not Awarded
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Not Awarded
2003
2002
2001
August Sexauer, Doris McGovern and Don Jones
2000
Not Awarded
1999
1998
Ward Dasey
1997
1996
1995
Not Awarded
1994
1993
Mike O'Brien
1992
1991
1990
John Miller
1989
Not Awarded
1988
Dan Brauning
1987
Clay and Pat Sutton
1986
Serge LaFrance
1985
1984
Charlie Wonderly
1983
1982
Armas Hill
1981
Henry T. Armistead
1980
C.U. (Sid) Atkinson
1979
John T. McNeill
1978
William R. Middleton
1977
Ernest A. Choate
1976
1975
Charles H. Rogers
1974
Stephen T. Harty
1973
Donald S. Heintzelman
1972
Joseph M. Cadbury
1971
James K. Meritt
1970
Not Awarded
1969
John C. Miller
1968
David A. Cutler
1967
Joseph A. Jacobs
1966
George B. Reynard
1965
Edward R. Manners
 

Rosalie Edge Conservation Award

 
Recipients
Contribution
2015
Dr. Stephen Kress
For his work on Project Puffin restoring Atlantic Puffins to the coast of Maine
2015
Dr. Joanna Burger
For conservation research locally, nationally and internationally. particularly for her work on Red Knots.
2014
Bill Stewart
Ongoing conservation efforts in Delaware
2013
Dan Kunkle
The leading force in the reclamation of over 700 acres of 'moon scape' that were devastated by zinc smelters in the Lehigh River Gap.
2012
Dr. Douglas Tallamy
His book, Bringing Nature Home, has popularized the notion that native plants support native insects which in turn supports native birds
2011
Lisa Kizuik
Bird conservation programs at Willistown Conservation Trust
2010
Dr. Dan Klem
Pioneering studies of bird fatalities from window collisions
2009
Arlene Koch
Land Stewardship
2008
Scott Weidensaul
Research and Banding of Saw-whet Owls
2007
Larry Niles
2006
Not awarded
2005
Mike Weilbacher
2004
Dr. David Robertson
2003
Bonnie Van Alen, Alice Hausmann and Alex Van Alen
2002
Marylea Klauder
Organizing and maintaining Militia Hill Hawk Watch, Montgomery Co. PA
2002
Corey Jarin
Many years of service at Peace Valley Nature Center, Bucks Co., PA
2001
Not awarded
2000
Not awarded
1999
Robert "Pat" Ford and Dennis Morar
Philadelphia Water Dept. West Basin Reservoir project.
1998
Hanna B. Suthers
Bird studies over 25 years in naturally regenerated fields, Hopewell, NJ
1998
Christine Connelly

For conservation of grassland species at Brightview Farm, Burlington Co. NJ

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more non-members of the Club who have made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.
(Note: This award was originally known as the Conservation Award. In May of 2010, by council action, it was designated the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award)
Conservation Committee – Ann Reeves

 

Bob Billings Big Year Award

In 2009, John R. (“Bob”) Billings, a DVOC member for 44 years, left money to the club to endow an annual prize of $200 to the person who has seen “the largest number of birds during each prior calendar year.” To ensure that this award is funded in perpetuity many club members, lead by Hart Rufe, have made additional donations.

Click Here for rules and further information about the competition
Conservation Committee – Art McMorris

2015
Vincent Nichnadowicz - 354
2014
2013
2012
Ken Tischner - 369 species
2011
Mike Fritz - 363 species
 

DEVOC Award

From the certificate “An occasional honor to that member of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club who, by his/her outstanding contributions to ornithology, has best exemplified the spirit of the Founders and upheld the prestige which they established for the Club”

2013
1996
Barb and Frank Haas
1992
1990
Jim Meritt
1990
1990
George Reynard
1990
1963
1960
1958

The DVOC is interested hearing from anyone with information on this award. – webmaster@dvoc.org

 

The Stephen Emery Tarcisius Kacir Award

The DVOC Council recently established the Stephen Emery Tarcisius Kacir Award for Extraordinary Service to the DVOC in the memory of and in the spirit of service exemplified by our dear friend Steve Kacir.
This is an occasional award that may be given to a member or members of the club who has/have performed a service or services for the club that goes/go above and beyond what would be deemed usual, customary, or expected. The said service(s) might occur during the course of regular club activities or official duties, or during some special event or on some special occasion, and would be deemed to far exceed what such activities or official duties routinely involve.