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, …

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 …

Bob Billings Big Year Winner

DVOC congratulates , 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! The award will be presented to Debbie at the April 5 DVOC meeting, with members of Bob Billings’s family present, and Debbie will give us a brief talk about her big …

PHISHING SCAM targeting DVOC members!

PLEASE READ – PHISHING SCAM targeting DVOC members! Several members have received emails appearing to be from a DVOC member asking for a “benevolent” favor of some type. This is a targeted phishing scam which targets the reader to take action that usually ends up costing money. Please do not respond to those emails. If you are unsure, contact the …

Results of the 2017 Members’ Photo Contest

Grand Prize Steve Kacir Memorial Award for Photographic Achievement: Todd Fellenbaum – White-tailed Ptarmigan, Loveland Pass, CO Avocet Award for Artistic Achievement Bo Hopkins – Great Gray Owl / Winterscape, Newport, NH Birds 1st: Todd Fellenbaum – Greater Sage Grouse, Coalmont, CO 2nd: Bo Hopkins – Hoopee-Larks, Qatar 3rd: Todd Fellenbaum – Northern Parula, Octorara Lake, PA Honorable Mentions: – …

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, …