Survey on Bird Conservation Behavior

Dr. Terry Rich is a life-long birder and professional ornithologist and is currently a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Boise State University. His research is focused on how birders contribute to bird conservation and the results will be used to improve public policies for bird conservation. He is asking DVOC members to complete an online survey so that he …

CNC 2019 Results

After 4 hectic days of making observations for the CNC and one week of IDing all those observations, the results of the City Nature Challenge are officially here! Philadelphia finished 23rd in observations, 24th in species and 16th in observers out of a total of 159 cities! For cities with an area between 5000 and 10000 sq km, we finished …

What Do Birds Eat?

THE AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY’S APRIL 2019 MEETING: What Do Birds Eat?Exploring Insect Biodiversity in Birds’ Diets Ashley Kennedy, PhD Candidate, Tallamy LabDepartment of Entomology and Wildlife EcologyUniversity of Delaware Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 PM 33rd Annual Calvert Award PresentationFifth Annual Entomology Supplies Giveaway The Academy of Natural Sciencesof Drexel University, 1900 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 In the Reading Room …

DVOC Conservation Grants Announced

A Message From the Conservation CommitteeThe Conservation Committee and the Council are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s conservation grants: $750 to the Birding Backpack Lending Program to purchase five additional backpacks, and the remainder $600 to Audubon’s Discovery Center to establish a recording station to capture and analyze nocturnal flight calls of migrants. The Birding Backpack Lending Program, …

Bob Billings Big Year Winner

DVOC congratulates Sandra Keller, the winner of the 2018 Bob Billings Big Year award. Sandra saw 303 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2018, all but one in New Jersey! The award will be presented to Sandra at the March 21 DVOC meeting, with members of Bob Billings’s family present, and Sandra will give us a brief talk …

Cityscapes and Greenscapes Conference

The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2019 “Cityscapes and Greenscapes” Conference will take place on March 18 and 19 at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel. The “early bird” registration deadline is February 25th. http://www.paee.net/paee-conference.html

Delmarva Ornithological Society 2019 Conservation Science Grant

The Delmarva Ornithological Society 2019 Conservation Science Grant supports projects, located within the state of Delaware and the Delaware River estuary in PA and NJ, which emphasize species and habitat conservation and management. Non-profit organizations and both affiliated and unaffiliated researchers are eligible to apply. This year’s application deadline is 3/29/19. https://www.dosbirds.org/committees/conservation/dos-conservation-science-grants/

Audubon Advocacy Workshop

An Audubon Advocacy Workshop will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Discovery Center in Strawberry Mansion. Audubon welcomes the participation of DVOC Conservation Committee and any interested DVOC members. A goal of the workshop is to prepare a corps of individuals who will be able to provide support for key legislative initiatives that …

Results of the 2018 Members’ Photo Contest

Grand Prize Steve Kacir Memorial Award for Photographic Achievement:Bert Filemyr – Cruising – Northern Fulmar following a boat Birds1st: Bert Filemyr – Formation Flying -Two Common Goldeneyes in flight2nd: George Armistead – Hornbill with ScorpionHonorable Mentions:Patty Rehn – Willow:  Juvenile Willow Ptarmigan. Manitoba Fauna1st: Rob Hynson – Thick-tailed gecko2nd: Frank Windfelder – Blue Dasher Flora1st: Steve Mattan – Ninebark Flowers2nd: Patty Rehn …