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. …

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, …