Where: Sheet Metal Workers International Association, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
When: November 15th at 6.00pm

Join us for a night of food and fun at our Annual Banquet & Art Show! This year’s event features speakers Kevin Karlson and Pete Dunne, authors of Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America. All are welcome to attend. Artists are encouraged to bring an original piece to display in our pop-up art show.

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Speaker: Kevin Karlson & Pete Dunne
Kevin Karlson and Pete Dunne will provide a visually stunning program that reflects the mood and content of a new book (Birds of Prey) by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson (April 2017, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers). The show starts with a video introduction by Pete, and then Pete’s recorded words explain the concept of the book as images of raptors are shown. All the raptor groups are then briefly presented by Kevin, with images from the book and special stories about birds of prey shared. A special musical ending highlights some of the most spectacular raptor images ever assembled by 19 top North American photographers. Kevin will be available to sign copies of their newly released book (April, 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, Boston MA)

DVOC Members and Non-Members – Everyone Welcome – Bring Guests!!

Birds of Prey - Dunne & Karlson


Select one from 4 Menu Options:

  1. Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs*
  2. Roast Beef*
  3. Broiled Flounder Stuffed with Crabmeat*
  4. Zucchini Stuffed with Lentils (100% Vegan)**

*Includes: Arcadian Green Salad with Candied Walnuts, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, and Chocolate Thunder Dessert
**Includes: Arcadian Green Salad with Candied Walnuts, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Kale with Garlic and Olive Oil, and Vegan Dessert (TBD)

Cash bar is available

Parking is free.

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Past Speakers

2017 Neil Hayward Lost Among the Birds
2016 Katie Fallon Coffee, Coal, and Cooperation: Saving the Cerulean Warbler
2015 Pat and Clay Sutton Reflections of DVOC
2014 Katrina van Grouw A Very Fine Swan Indeed: Art, Science and
‘The Unfeathered Bird’
2013 Bill Thompson III The Perils and Pitfalls of Birding
2012 Stephen
W. Kress
Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from
Puffins and Terns
2011 Kevin Karlson and Dale Rosselet “The Birds of Cape May”
2010 Scott Weidensaul “Messing Around with Birds (for Fun
and Science)”
2009 Rick Wright “The Most Beautiful of the Whole Beautiful
Lot: Wood Warblers of the American Southwest”
2008 Pat and Clay Sutton “Birds and Birding at Cape May (a Bird
Walk Through Time)”
2007 Don Kroodsma “The Singing Life of Birds”
2006 Pete Dunne “25 Things That Have Changed Birding”
2005 Michael Male and Judy Feith “Bitter Lake NWR”
2004 Dr. Carl Safina “Eye
of the Albatross: Visions of Hope & Survival”
2003 Kenn Kaufmann “Birds and the Undiscovered
Scott Weidensaul
the Dead: The Search for Lost Species.”
Bill Murphy
Birds of Trinidad and Tobago”
Kevin Karlson
the Love of Birds”
Julio de
la Torre
of North America”
Peter Mathiessen
of the World”
Bird Photographer
Steve Hilty
and Realites in the American Tropics”
Noel Snyder
of the Thick-billed Parrot”
Debra Love
the Seasons: An Introduction to the Seabirds and Marine Mammals of Monterey
Dr. Jerome
Endangered Woodpeckers: The Ivory-billed and the Red-cockaded”
Peter Alden
Antartica and Patagonia”
– Birding Opportunities”
Paul Butler
RARE Center
for Tropical Bird Conservation
Emile De
and Conservation in Costa Rica”
Birds of Prey”
Ray Davis
Birds “
Jim Brett
David’s Spring to Wadi Qelt: A Naturalist’s Isreal”
Armas Hill
in Brazil”
1984 Pete Dunne Ornithological Traditions of
Cape May
1983 Daniel Roby “Birds of the Falklands
and South Georgia”
1982 Len Soucy  
1981 Armas Hill California Birding
1980 Ben King “Birds of Asia”
1979 Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes “Birdwatcher at a Rusty
1978 John C. Yrizarry “Birds of Tikal”
1977 Dr. George Gee Endangered Species Program
1976 Richard A. Rowlett Sea Birds and Mammals off the
Atlantic Coast
1971 Dr. Peter Paul Kellogg Bahama Birds and Bird Songs
1970 Dr. Charles Wurster The Impact of DDT

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