Philadelphia Breeding Bird Census

Matthew Halley and Tony Croasdale are coordinating a Philadelphia Breeding Bird Census (PBBC) during the month of June 2016. They need your help to scientifically estimate the number of breeding pairs of each species nesting in Philadelphia during the month of June. This is the most comprehensive study of Philadelphia breeding birds yet attempted, and you can contribute in just five easy steps: Sign …

Minutes – May 19, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary Holly Merker Attendees 19 Guests Juxi Zhao Opening Remarks Phil Witmer The meeting was called to order by Phil Witmer at 7:32pm, when Phil welcomed all, and thanked everyone in attendance. Our guest, Juxi, was invited to introduced herself and was welcomed by attendees. Juxi is a Wheaton College (Illinois) student, home …

Palmyra Cove – May 22nd 2016 – Field Trip Report

Well, one of the best migrant spots in SW Jersey didn’t have a chance to show its stuff! The weather the past few days had been anti-migratory with the winds. But we actually did have some warblers – Blackpolls, Parula, Black and White, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, and Redstarts. Most in small numbers. A Veery and Rose-breasted Grosbeak were had. The …

West Laurel Hill Cemetery – Field Trip Report

April 30, 2016 – WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY Leader: Outbound – Bridge to Barmouth Trailhead Apr 30, 2016 7:14 AM Traveling 1.00 miles 98 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: 50 degrees; windless; clouded over at first–then patches of blue emerging Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44 4 Canada Goose 4 Wood Duck 5 Mallard 1 Double-crested …

Walk Cancellation

Due to the projected rain the Mt Moriah walk tomorrow 5/21 is cancelled.

Minutes – May 5, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary Linda Widdop Attendees 26 Guests Nic Scogna, Jeanne Speir Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Meeting minutes from previous meeting approved. Committee Reports Membership Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer reports no new applications received this week. Introduce Sandy Bauer (in attendance) as new member. Asks members to take DVOC business …

DVOC in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding – 5/14/16

From team member Matt Halley: “Our total was 147, and we came in 2nd place in the Carbon Footprint Cup. We had a great day actually, beating our previous Ridin’ Birdy record, and we cleaned up on the Belleplain breeders, but alas it was not enough to compete with the CMBO team who stayed on the island and had a …