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 …

DVOC Banquet 2018

The DVOC sincerely thanks the Banquet Committee and especially Chairperson Lauren Diamond for their efforts to make the banquet and art show a success. If it had not been for Mother Nature playing a last-minute trick on us, there would have been a record turnout. As it was, a sizeable group did make it to the event. Kevin Karlson and …

Passing of a Member – Edwin “Ed” Finkel

It is with sadness that we report the passing of DVOC Member Ed Finkel on Saturday October 13, 2018 A funeral service will be on Thursday October 18, 2018, 1:00 pm, at the D’Anjolell Funeral Home 392 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA 19355 proceeding to the Graveside at Haym Salomon Memorial Park, 200 Moores Road, Frazer, PA 19355. A Shiva at …

FDR Park Master Plan

Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, has launched a master planning process for the 348-acre FDR Park in South Philadelphia. FDR’s popularity, years of heavy use, and regular flooding have taken a toll on its infrastructure and environmental integrity. The goal of the master plan is to revitalize the park, restoring it back to its original …

Rosalie Edge award nominations sought

says: Hello, all – it’s time for nominations for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award! This is awarded at the annual banquet “to one or more non-members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.” Please email me at anne.sarah.bekker@gmail.com, and Holger at pflicke.holger@gmail.com, with …

The World of Birding in One Place!

American Birding Expo Sept 21-23 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at the Oaks The American Birding Expo is North America’s most extensive gathering of birding-related products, services, companies, destinations, and organizations. That’s why we call it “the world of birding in one place!” Whether you’re a world-traveling bird chaser, just starting out as a bird watcher, or only interested in the …

FDR Park Master Plan

says: Many of you folks might know about it already, but I wanted to draw your attention to the current process to develop a Master Plan for the redevelopment of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philly. While recent stakeholder meetings have been encouraging and shown that everyone understands the importance of wildlife diversity for the park’s appeal, …

DVOC and NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding

A message from team captain Tony Croasdale: On behalf of Katrina, Jeff, Bull and myself I’d like to extend a warm thank you to all who supported our team in NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding (WSB), our donors, the DVOC, ABA, and Steiner Optics. We came in second in the Carbon Footprint Cup with 129 species biking 73 miles. …