CANCELED: FIELD TRIPS

Due to the terrible weather forecast for Saturday, both the Wissahickon Wood Duck and Warbler Festival and the field trip to Cape May lead by has been canceled.

Volunteers Needed for the Wissahickon Wood Duck and Warbler Fest

The first annual Wissahickon Wood Duck and Warbler Fest is taking place on Saturday and Sunday May 13th and 14th. The DVOC is looking for volunteers to man a DVOC table at the Wissahickon Environmental Center on 300 W Northwestern Ave. Please join other members to make new birder friends, talk about DVOC, and maybe sign up some new members …

2017 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report

The 2017 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report is now available here. Ninety-two participants organized in 35 parties took part in the 2017 census recording 98 species and 20,400 individuals.

Barb Bassett – Billings 2016 Award Winner

DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush. Barb was presented …

Screening of the Messenger

will be leading the discussion after a viewing of “The Messenger” at St Joe’s on March 29th. This is an excellent film and beautifully photographed. Follow this link for details. The event is free but registration is encouraged: http://lmconservancy.org/event/the-messenger-song-bird-sos/

Passing of a Member – Herbert S. “Herb” Cutler

It is with sadness we report the passing on March 8, 2017 of member Herbert S. Cutler at the age of 96. Joining in 1939, Herb was a life member and a Fellow of DVOC for a remarkable 78 years. His 78 years in the club was the longest membership of any member. Here is a link to the obituary …

2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award

DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush. The award carries …