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 …

Audubon and Wyck at the Dawn of American Science (external event)

Check out speaking next week: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 6:30 PM At the beautiful Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118; free parking available, Tickets are $35 for DVOC members. Talk title: “Audubon and Wyck at the Dawn of American Science” Note: This is not a DVOC event, but we have a special price for DVOC …


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: