DVOC Photography Night

Start sorting through your photos and find your inner artist! The annual DVOC photography contest will be here before you know it. Submit your best photos to compete for prizes, then all are welcome to join us on December 21st to see our fellow members’ finest photography work. This is always a fun meeting and will be even better this …

Request help for seasonal Philly Compiler for PSO

Message from Philly birders are the Commonwealth’s most enthusiastic in the second smallest of the 67 counties, but with the second highest eBird species total! And, Philly is the most eBirded county in PA. The seasonal journal of the PSO, Pennsylvania Birds started by DVOC members Frank and Barb Haas, publishes a seasonal county narrative to highlight rare occurrences, abundance, trends, migration, …

Seeking nominations for Roaslie Edge Conservation Award

The Conservation Committee is seeking nominations for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award. It’s awarded to a non-DVOC member for their contribution to conservation. Email your nomination to Annie Reeves at boxerthirtythree@gmail.com with a brief description of your nominee.

An Almost Complete Set of Cassinias Are Available

Club Member writes…. “Jewel and I are in the process of cleaning out items we no longer need or use. The jewelry donated by Jewel at the DVOC party was one set of such stuff. We have an almost complete set of Cassinias going back to the very beginning for which we are looking for a good home. If DVOC …

Donations to the DVOC Interns Fund

At the recent Annual Picnic, hosted by Anita and Paul Guris, those in attendance donated $330 to the DVOC Interns Fund. This money was raised by a combination of methods including the sale of donated items and straight donations. The DVOC Interns Fund is a major initiative of the DVOC and supports interns in the Ornithology Department of the Academy …

Bird Talk at the Philadelphia Zoo

The bird curator at the Philadelphia Zoo, Ian Gereg, is giving a morning talk on birds on Sunday, August 13th, as part of a seminar series for members and guests of the Philadelphia Zoo.The DVOC ( and ) will have a table set up to answer questions about the DVOC, activities, lectures and field trips. An earlier version of this …

Delaware asks public to report any sick or dead birds

shares this information: The Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking the public to report any sick or dead birds in an effort to monitor the spread of the West Nile virus. More details can be found at this link: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/105973-delaware-asks-public-to-report-any-sick-or-dead-birds

Bird Predation By Praying Mantises: A Global Perspective

Dr. Martin Nyffeler sends us his research paper published in collaboration with two zoologist colleagues from the USA. It reviews incidents of bird predation by mantids in 13 different countries. http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1676/16-100.1

Save the Date! The American Birding Expo in Philly Sept. 29-Oct 1st

The American Birding Expo is North America’s greatest gathering of birding-related products, services, companies, destinations, and organizations. After two years in Columbus, Ohio, the American Birding Expo is moving to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Whether you’re a world-traveling bird chaser, just starting out as a bird watcher, or only interested in the birds in your backyard, the Expo has …