Minutes – April 19, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:32pm (in Commons) Call To Order: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop;  Secretary: Navin Sasikumar, filling in for Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees Members present: 25; Guests: 4 Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership Committee: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Julie Greenberg, Kris Benarcik New applications received: none Field Trips: Linda …

Temple Ambler EarthFest Presents: Bird Strikes — Global Research, Local Solutions

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m., Temple University Ambler, Learning Center Auditorium, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler PA 19002 Register Online (The event is free but we are asking people to register) Temple Ambler EarthFest and Audubon Pennsylvania are partnering to address the critical issue of bird/window collisions. The keynote speaker for the program — Bird Strikes: Global Research, Local Solutions — …

Debbie Beer – Billings 2017 Award Winner

DVOC congratulates Debbie Beer, the winner of the 2017 Bob Billings Big Year competition. Debbie saw 353 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2017, quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were two vagrants that were firsts for the program area: Black-backed Oriole and Greenshank. The award was presented to Debbie at the April 5 DVOC meeting, …

Minutes – April 5, 2018

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm (in BEES Conf Rm) Call To Order: Marty Dellwo (filling in for Pres. George Armistead) VP: Linda Widdop;  Secretary: Gregg Gorton Minutes from last meeting approved as submitted. Attendees Members present; 37; Guests: 7–Jess Secrest, Becky Laboy, Kris Benarcik, Rick Stehlik, James Burlage, Bob Michener, Karen (Billings) Walter (daughter of Liz and Bob Billings) …

Duetting Wrens

shares an interesting piece in the Miami Herald about research on duetting wrens by Karla Rivera-Cáceres at the University of Miami. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article207286584.html

FDR Park Re-model

says: ——————————————- Dear fellow DVOC members, As many of our Philadelphia members might have heard by now, the Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the Fairmount Park Conservancy has initiated a twelve-month-long process to develop a Master Plan for the remodeling of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in the south of the city. As part of the Fairmount …

2018 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report

The 2018 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report is now available here. Sixty nine participants organized in 34 parties took part in the 2018 census recording 93 species and 21,046 individuals.