An Almost Complete Set of Cassinias Are Available

Club Member writes…. “Jewel and I are in the process of cleaning out items we no longer need or use. The jewelry donated by Jewel at the DVOC party was one set of such stuff. We have an almost complete set of Cassinias going back to the very beginning for which we are looking for a good home. If DVOC …

Donations to the DVOC Interns Fund

At the recent Annual Picnic, hosted by Anita and Paul Guris, those in attendance donated $330 to the DVOC Interns Fund. This money was raised by a combination of methods including the sale of donated items and straight donations. The DVOC Interns Fund is a major initiative of the DVOC and supports interns in the Ornithology Department of the Academy …

Bird Talk at the Philadelphia Zoo

The bird curator at the Philadelphia Zoo, Ian Gereg, is giving a morning talk on birds on Sunday, August 13th, as part of a seminar series for members and guests of the Philadelphia Zoo.The DVOC ( and ) will have a table set up to answer questions about the DVOC, activities, lectures and field trips. An earlier version of this …

Delaware asks public to report any sick or dead birds

shares this information: The Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking the public to report any sick or dead birds in an effort to monitor the spread of the West Nile virus. More details can be found at this link: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/105973-delaware-asks-public-to-report-any-sick-or-dead-birds

Bird Predation By Praying Mantises: A Global Perspective

Dr. Martin Nyffeler sends us his research paper published in collaboration with two zoologist colleagues from the USA. It reviews incidents of bird predation by mantids in 13 different countries. http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1676/16-100.1

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 …

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.