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: http://lmconservancy.org/event/the-messenger-song-bird-sos/

Passing of a Member – Herbert S. “Herb” Cutler

It is with sadness we report the passing on March 8, 2017 of member Herbert S. Cutler at the age of 96. Joining in 1939, Herb was a life member and a Fellow of DVOC for a remarkable 78 years. His 78 years in the club was the longest membership of any member. Here is a link to the obituary …

2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award

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. The award carries …

New Banquet Committee Chairperson

President is pleased to announce that member will serve at the Banquet Committee Chairperson. We all look forward to working with Lauren to create an outstanding event on Thursday November 16, 2017. Save the date! Vice President and Program Chairperson has arranged for big year birder Neil Hayward to be the banquet speaker. Neil is the author of the “Lost …

Passing of a Member – Sheila Bowes

It is with sadness we report the passing of member Sheila Bowes. Sheila joined the DVOC in 1994 and was married to current member Emmerson Bowes. Emmerson wrote “I am shattered to tell you that Sheila had a sudden deterioration of an apparently near benign heart murmur into a rapidly developed congestive heart failure and died on Dec 23rd. She …

DVOC Photo Contest 2016 – Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year! Out of 127 photos submitted by 18 club members, the judges (Steve Mattan, Patty Rehn, Martin Dellwo) had the difficult task of choosing the winners listed below. The entire presentation can be seen at this link:: DVOC Member’s Photography Night Presentation Share this Post

Shorebird Magic

From Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Who wouldn’t love to find one? And in breeding plumage? Truth be known, your odds of finding one in breeding plumage are much higher than winter plumage. There are three ways to pick a Spoon-billed out of a flock of peeps: by the wacky shaped bill which gives the bird its name, by the shadow of the …

2017 Annual Members Meeting (Updated)

Since the founding of our club in 1890, the first meeting of every year has been the “Members’ Meeting.” The meeting will feature the Annual Election of Officers and Council members, election of Fellows and Honorary Members, reports by the Treasurer and by the Trustees, and other matters of interest. will do a short presentation on “The Strange Case of …