Shorebird Magic

From Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Who wouldn’t love to find one? And in breeding plumage? Truth be known, your odds of finding one in breeding plumage are much higher than winter plumage. There are three ways to pick a Spoon-billed out of a flock of peeps: by the wacky shaped bill which gives the bird its name, by the shadow of the …

2017 Annual Members Meeting (Updated)

Since the founding of our club in 1890, the first meeting of every year has been the “Members’ Meeting.” The meeting will feature the Annual Election of Officers and Council members, election of Fellows and Honorary Members, reports by the Treasurer and by the Trustees, and other matters of interest. will do a short presentation on “The Strange Case of …

Banquet 2016 Highlights and Photos

The 2016 DVOC Banquet was held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on Thursday, November 17th. 85 members and guests enjoyed a lively night with drinks and dinner. Before the official program began, a moment of silence was held for Steve Kacir, the late DVOC president, and other members who left us this past year. This was followed by …

Banquet – November 17, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended, the 2016 banquet was a great success. See below for highlights and photos. Witmer Stone Award: George Armistead and Hart Rufe Rosalie Edge Conservation Award: Dr. Stephen Kress Julian K. Potter Award: Matthew Halley Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction book Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, November …

Minutes – November 3, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 14 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. October 6 meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced the new members since …

2016 Members’ Photo Night and Contest – Thursday December 15

What could be better than getting outdoors in the crisp fall air, and watching and photographing fall migrants? Why, going through our digital stack of photos and choosing the best images in preparation for the annual DVOC Members’ Photo Night and Contest, of course! It’s getting too dark to bird late in the evening, so the time is right. This …